Redskins shelve Murphy, sign Staples for receiver help

Redskins shelve Murphy, sign Staples for receiver help

Washington Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy tore multiple ligaments in his left knee and will miss the season, multiple sources told ESPN.

According to The Washington Post, Murphy will serve his suspension while injured at a loss of $185,315 of his base salary.

He started vs. the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night and played through several possessions in the first quarter. He didn't talk to reporters after the game, but Murphy left the visitors' locker room on crutches with his left knee heavily wrapped.

The biggest blow was the injury to Murphy who tore his ACL and MCL and will miss the 2017 season.

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The Washington Redskins selected Murphy in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft after a stellar career at Stanford.

Murphy was slated to miss the first four games of the season after being suspended for violating the National Football League policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Murphy, 26, was second on the Redskins with nine sacks past year, trailing only Ryan Kerrigan. Preston Smith is the team's starter at outside linebacker, with Lynden Trail likely to see more playing time with Murphy out for the season.

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