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Washington Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy will miss the whole 2017 season with a torn ACL, Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL Community report.

Murphy, who’s coming off a breakout season that noticed him document 9 sacks, was already scheduled to serve a 4-recreation suspension for violating the league’s coverage on efficiency-enhancing substances.

The loss in cross-rush depth for the whole season, quite than simply the opening month, is a serious blow to Washington’s efforts to enhance upon the consecutive seasons rating twenty eighth in complete protection.

Murphy’s absence ought to instantly push second-spherical rookie Ryan Anderson right into a extra outstanding position behind beginning edge rushers Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith.