Murphy will miss the 2017 season and deprive the Redskins of a key pass rusher.
An MRI exam Friday revealed the injury, which occurred during Washington's third defensive series against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Coaches have been pleased with how he's performed in practice. "He was really having a great offseason, then he followed it up with a really good training camp so far".
Murphy, a free agent after the season, was coming off a career-best nine sacks and was playing well in the preseason opener before the injury. The grim diagnosis wipes out a 2017 campaign that was already going to be capped at 12 regular-season games.
Already popped with a four-game ban for the use of performance-enhancing substances, Murphy tore his an ACL during Washington's first preseason game on Thursday, Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL.com report.
Marlins sign agreement to sell to Jeter group
Jeter, who made $266 million in salaries on the field, is believed to be contributing $25 million to the purchase of the Marlins. The Marlins are not contending for a playoff spot now , but could be a playoff team next season with the right additions.
The team also waived injured offensive tackle Kevin Bowen. He played two seasons with UAB, recording 40 receptions for 648 yards and five touchdowns.
He transferred to Louisville once it was announced that UAB's football program would be shutting down.
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