After posting nine sacks last season, many around the Redskins were surely hoping that Trent Murphy would notch double-digit quarterback takedowns for the Redskins in 2017.
It's entirely possible that Murphy can reach that number, too — but he's going to have to do so in a lot less action.
On Friday, it was announced that pass rusher will officially be suspended for the first four games this year after he violated the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
News broke last month that Murphy was facing a suspension. After his appeal to the league was denied, though, that suspension is now concrete.
The Redskins, like almost every other franchise, may look to find a pass rusher or two in the upcoming draft, and while Murphy's suspension isn't that long, his absence may increase the team's desire to add more help on the edge.
The 26-year-old is entering the final season of his rookie contract.