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NFL Free Agency: Tom Compton to sign with New York Jets

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And another one bites the dust

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at New England Patriots Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Yet another member of the Minnesota Vikings’ offensive line from 2018 is hitting the road.

Numerous sources are reporting that the New York Jets have signed offensive lineman Tom Compton.

Compton, a native of Rosemount, Minnesota, signed with the Vikings last offseason, and was originally slated to play more of a reserve role. However, after the injury to Nick Easton, Compton wound up starting 14 of the team’s 16 games at the left guard spot.

Financial terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. When we get word of them, we will add them to this story. At this point, it will likely be enough to get the Vikings another Compensatory Selection in the 2020 NFL Draft, but I’m assuming that it will be a low enough deal where that could change in the future.

This means that the Vikings, officially, have one guard on their entire roster at the present time. That is Danny Isidora, who has played all of 361 snaps in the National Football League.

Hopefully the team will be addressing this shortfall at the guard position at some point, but for now it appears that another starter from last season has taken his leave from Minnesota.