Redskins' Trent Murphy to miss season with torn ACL


The Redskins are already thin at outside linebacker, where Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith are now listed atop the team's depth chart.

An MRI exam Friday revealed the injury, which occurred during Washington's third defensive series against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.

Trent Murphy's uphill climb to get ready for the 2017 Washington Redskins' season just got a lot steeper.

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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 2015.

Washington, though, did draft Alabama edge defender Ryan Anderson in Round 2.