Report | Redskins to sign Zach Vigil

Jul 27, 2017; Richmond, VA, USA; Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) talks with Redskins outside linebacker Zach Vigil (59) while walking onto the field prior to practice during day one of Redskins training camp at Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Redskins will sign free-agent linebacker Zach Vigil, according to John Keim of ESPN.com. Vigil will replace fellow linebacker Will Compton, who was placed on the injured reserve list due to a Lisfranc sprain.

Vigil must pass a physical before officially signing.

The 26-year-old, who played his college football at Utah State University, went undrafted in 2015 but was signed by the Miami Dolphins as a free agent afterward.

Vigil ended up making the Dolphins’ roster and played in all 16 games during his rookie campaign, making two starts. Over that time, he registered 11 tackles in a limited role.

He then started out the 2016 season on the reserve/non-football injury list due to a back issue and was activated in early November. A month and a half later, Vigil was released by Miami and signed by the Redskins.

The Clearfield, Ut. native proceeded to play in nine games overall last season, but did not register a single tackle between his time in South Beach and Washington, D.C.

Vigil was released by the Redskins during the final wave of roster cuts this past September and was signed to the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad shortly after. However, the Bills ended up cutting Vigil on Oct. 31.

Compton had played in nine contests and made three starts this season prior to getting injured. He logged 17 tackles and an interception.

Last year, Compton started all 15 games in which he played and finished with 103 tackles, a pick and a pair of fumble recoveries.

The Redskins will take on the New Orleans Saints this Sunday.

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