Buccaneers & Patriots Among Teams In The Mix For Redskins OLB Trent Murphy

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.