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Will Compton on leaving Washington Redskins: ‘This was hard as hell’

April 3, 2018 GMT

With Will Compton joining the Tennessee Titans, the former Washington Redskins linebacker wanted to make it clear the decision wasn’t easy.

“Before I get all amped, I really want yall to know this was also hard as hell,” he tweeted Monday.

Compton spent five seasons with the Redskins, latching on as an undrafted free agent. He developed and eventually became a starter.

Before I get all amped, I really want yall to know this was also hard as hellI loved playing for the @Redskins and the hardest part was leaving my teammates, coaches, training staff, and strength staffIts been such a family for me and Im going to truly miss everyone Will Compton (@_willcompton) April 2, 2018

I love yall man. Even you reporters out there in the DC area 😂. Its been a pleasure Heres to the memories made, and the many more to come 🍻#DillyFckinDilly #HTTR

Will Compton (@_willcompton) April 2, 2018

Compton signed a one-year contract worth up to $2 million with the Titans. He’ll compete for a starting job.

Last season, he played in nine games before suffering a season-ending foot injury. He started as a backup, but filled in as starter once Mason Foster was shelved with a shoulder injury.

The Redskins valued Compton for his intensity and intelligence. Besides starting, he also contributed on special teams.