Redskins LB Trent Murphy out for entire 2017 National Football League season

Lynette Rowe
August 13, 2017

Murphy's injury occurred during a Baltimore Ravens run play midway through the first quarter.

Already popped with a four-game ban for the use of performance-enhancing substances, Murphy tore his an ACL during Washington's first preseason game on Thursday, Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL.com report.

The team signed free agent wide receiver Jamari Staples and placed LB Trent Murphy on their Reserve/Injured list. He didn't talk to reporters after the game, but Murphy left the visitors' locker room on crutches with his left knee heavily wrapped.

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The fourth year veteran out of Stanford had a career year in 2016, totaling nine sacks and 47 combined tackles.

He will still serve his suspension this season, it will not carry over to 2018 when Murphy is healthy.

The Redskins will be without a top linebacker for the 2017 season.

. ESPN's John Keim reported that Cravens "tweaked" an old college injury in his knee and should be better in two or three weeks, which would have Cravens back around the start of the regular season or slightly before. The Redskins have stalwart Ryan Kerrigan as a starter but are presently without a healthy Preston Smith or Junior Galette.

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