Jenna Laine of ESPN reports that the Buccaneers and Patriots are among three teams in consideration for Redskins free agent OLB Trent Murphy.
Murphy, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Redskins back in 2014. He played out the final year of his four-year, $4.472 million contract and was set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
Murphy was suspended for the first four games of 2017 for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing substances policy. He later suffered a torn ACL during the preseason and wound up being placed on season-ending injured reserve.
In 2016, Murphy appeared in all 16 games for the Redskins and recorded 47 tackles, nine sacks, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 23 edge defender out of 109 qualifying players that season.
We had him featured in our Top 100 – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.