The Redskins came into training camp last month with what seemed to be a wealth of depth at outside linebacker. They are now not quite as deep as they were.
According to multiple media reports, Trent Murphy suffered a torn ACL during last night’s preseason game in Baltimore. The injury will require surgery and end Murphy’s season.
The injury looked serious when it happened as his leg got rolled over at the end of a play. He stayed on the field for a few minutes and he needed assistance getting to the sideline. As his knee was being examined, a number of teammates came over to talk to him and apparently to console him.
Murphy was a second-round pick in the 2014 draft. It took him a couple of years for his career to get traction. The Stanford product had six sacks in 31 games in his first two season combined.
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Last year, he broke out, racking up nine sacks in 15 games. He also forced three fumbles and recovered one.
Murphy was looking to improve on his 2016 performance going into this, his contract year. He hit his first bump in the road in that quest when he was notified that he would be suspended the first four games of the season due to a violation of the league’s PED policy.