Trent Murphy out for season with torn ACL/MCL

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 13, 2017

Multiple reports are out that Washington Redskins Linebacker Trent Murphy will miss the entire 2017 National Football League season with a torn ACL.

The Redskins have signed former Louisville wide receiver Jamari Staples, who is taking the place of linebacker Trent Murphy on the active roster. The grim diagnosis wipes out a 2017 campaign that was already going to be capped at 12 regular-season games.

It's an unfortunate blow for Murphy, who is coming off the best season of his career, during which he recorded nine sacks and 55 quarterback pressures (sacks plus hits plus hurries). The Redskins have stalwart Ryan Kerrigan as a starter but are presently without a healthy Preston Smith or Junior Galette.

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

"It's too bad", coach Jay Gruden said before practice Saturday. Lynden Trail is another possibility.

The Redskins also will be without safety Su'a Cravens for some time with a knee sprain. He'll miss two to three weeks with what one source described as a "tweaked" knee, something that dates to his days at USC.

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