3 recent players who were both Vikings and Falcons

(Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) Matt Wile
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(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Tom Compton
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Tom Compton /

Tom Compton – OL

Tom Compton is the definition of a journeyman. He’s been on five teams in seven years. When you’ve played on that many different squads, there’s a good chance you’ve played for a couple of teams who are facing off this week.

Compton’s time with the Vikings is still fresh in the minds of the team’s fans. When I say fresh, I mean it was fresh like a fresh steaming pile of dog poop.

As Minnesota’s starting left guard, Compton was a huge liability on the team’s offensive line in 2018. He was beaten snap after snap and he had his good friend Kirk Cousins running for his life, and Kirk doesn’t run all that well.

Compton’s time with the Falcons in 2016 didn’t appear to be much better. He played in every game during his lone season with Atlanta, but he didn’t start any of them. Maybe he was better in relief than he was as a starter. Either way, he wasn’t brought back after their the Falcons’ deep playoff run that year.

Somehow, Compton continues to get one-year contracts from teams who must either be desperate or aren’t watching the right game tape. He is currently on the New York Jets, but he will likely be rooting for his pals on the Falcons and the Vikings this Sunday