Redskins Place OLB Trent Murphy On Injured Reserve, Sign WR Jamari Staples

The Washington Redskins announced Saturday that they’ve placed OLB Trent Murphy on injured reserve and signed WR Jamari Staples to a contract.

  • The Redskins also waived OT Kevin Bowen with an injury designation.

Should Bowen pass through waivers unclaimed, he would revert to the team’s injured reserve list on Sunday.

Murphy suffered a torn ACL during Thursday’s preseason game.

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.

Murphy was suspended for the first four games of 2017 for violating NFL policy on performance enhancing substances back in April.

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 has him rated as the No. 23 edge defender out of 109 qualifying players.

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