Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy to miss season with knee injury

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Washington Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy tore multiple ligaments in his left knee and will miss the season, multiple sources told ESPN.

The outside linebacker is already suspended for the first four games of the regular season thanks to a positive offseason test for performance enhancing drugs.

According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Murphy will serve his four game suspension while on Injured Reserve.

An MRI exam Friday revealed the injury, which occurred during Washington's third defensive series against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.

"It's too bad", coach Jay Gruden said of Murphy before practice Saturday.

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It's an unfortunate blow for Murphy, who is coming off the best season of his career, during which he recorded nine sacks and 55 quarterback pressures (sacks plus hits plus hurries).

Additionally, the team has waived tackle Kevin Bowen, designated as injured.

He wasn't going to start for Washington, but Murphy would have played a key role as a backup and in the Redskins' nickel package, as he did last season.

Following the 2014 season, Staples transferred to Louisville after it was announced that UAB's football program was being shut down.

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