The Redskins are already thin at outside linebacker, where Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith are now listed atop the team's depth chart.
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Murphy already was going to miss the first four games of the season after being suspended for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs. 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. Already suspended 4 games, now out for 2017. He racked up a career-high nine sacks as a situational pass rusher to go along with 46 combined tackles. The latter has missed two full seasons and still hasn't played for the Redskins despite signing in D.C.in 2015.
Washington, though, did draft Alabama edge defender Ryan Anderson in Round 2.