Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy suffers torn ACL


The Washington Redskins were poised to be without linebacker Trent Murphy for four games due to suspension. Now the pass rusher will miss the entire season.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported Friday that Murphy suffered a torn ACL in Thursday's preseason game in Baltimore.

Murphy earned a career-high nine sacks in 2016 as a rotational pass rusher. The 26-year-old didn't start a game last season, but played 45 or more snaps in 12 games, mainly in passing situations.

Murphy was slated to miss the first four games after getting popped for a PED suspension in April.

The injury wipes away the season for Murphy and dings what looked to be an improved front seven for the Redskins. Washington added first-round defensive end Jonathan Allen, second-round linebacker Ryan Anderson, and veteran linebacker Zach Brown to a group led by Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith.