Redskins place LB Barnett on IR

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The Washington Redskins placed linebacker Nick Barnett on injured reserve and promoted linebacker Will Compton to the active roster from their practice squad, the team announced Tuesday.

The Redskins also signed free agent linebacker Adrian Robinson to their active roster and signed free agent tight end Gabe Miller to the practice squad.

Barnett (6-2, 228) appeared in 14 games this year in his 11th NFL season. He tore the MCL in his left knee while playing on the kick-return unit early in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Compton (6-2, 230) originally signed with the Redskins as a college free agent on May 2. He was waived on Aug. 31 before signing to the team's practice squad on Sept. 1. Compton played collegiately at Nebraska, where he appeared in 50 games with 37 starts.

Robinson (6-1, 250) originally signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a college free agent on April 30, 2012. He was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles on Aug. 23 this season before being waived on Aug. 30. He was acquired off waivers by the Denver Broncos on Sept. 1 and was waived on Oct. 15. He signed with the San Diego Chargers on Nov. 12 and was released on Dec. 7.

Miller (6-3, 257) was originally drafted as a linebacker by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was released by the Chiefs on Aug. 31, 2012 and had brief practice squad stints with the Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Bears before spending the 2013 offseason with the Bears. He was released by the Bears on Aug. 25.
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