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Redskins OLB Trent Murphy Facing Four-Game Suspension For PEDs

Master Tesfatsion of the Washington Post is reporting that Redskins OLB Trent Murphy is facing a four-game suspension for violating the league’s policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

As of now, Murphy is currently appealing his suspension, which would cost him the first four games of the 2017 season.

Murphy, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Redskins back in 2014. He’s entering the final year of his four-year, $4.472 million contract that includes $2.616 million guaranteed and is set to make a base salary of $1.03 million for the 2016 season.

In 2016, Murphy appeared in all 16 games for the Redskins and recorded 47 tackles, eight sacks, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 23 edge defender out of 109 qualifying players.

We’ll have more regarding Murphy’s possible suspension as the news is available.