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Former Second Round Pick Trent Murphy Suffers Torn ACL, Out For Season

Former Second Round Pick Trent Murphy Suffers Torn ACL, Out For Season”

Miami Dolphins rookie linebacker Raekown McMillan and Washington Redskins outside linebacker Trent Murphy reportedly suffered season-ending knee injuries during their teams' preseason openers Thursday night.

According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Murphy will serve his four game suspension while on Injured Reserve. "It's unfortunate, you know, just wrong place at the wrong time".

Murphy was already slated to miss the first four games of the season after being suspended for violating the NFL's PEDs policy.

Murphy, 26, was second on the Redskins with nine sacks past year, trailing only Ryan Kerrigan.

From a big-picture standpoint, however, this is only bad news for a defense that already was a bit thin up front even before Murphy was lost for the season.

The team signed free agent wide receiver Jamari Staples and placed LB Trent Murphy on their Reserve/Injured list.

Staples, 22, played collegiately at UAB and Louisville compiling 40 receptions for 648 yards and five touchdowns in two seasons with UAB.

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