Murphy is officially suspended for the first four games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances, Master Tesfatsion of The Washington Post reports.
Murphy appealed the decision but was denied. While he's still eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games, the Redskins could enter the 2017 campaign with very little depth at outside linebacker, depending on what they do in the upcoming draft, considering Junior Galette (Achilles, legal troubles) is also at risk of missing some action at the beginning of the season.
Murphy is facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, The Washington Post reports.
Murphy will appeal the decision, but if it's upheld he won't be able to suit up for the Redskins' first four games in 2017. This is a disappointing development for a player who had a breakout season in 2016 to the tune of a career-high nine sacks and three forced fumbles.
Murphy (foot) was active for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Murphy finished the game with four tackles and isn't known to have suffered any sort of setback.
Murphy (foot) is questionable for Sunday's tilt against the Giants.
Murphy was limited in practice throughout the week after injuring his foot in Week 16. Look for Lynden Trail to see some extra snaps if Murphy is held out Sunday.
Murphy was dealing with an ankle injury heading into the game but proved it couldn't slow him down. His eight sacks for Washington this season are second only to Ryan Kerrigan.
|P1||8/10/17||@ BAL||7:30 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ TB||7:30 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|4||10/2/17||@ KC||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|7||10/23/17||@ PHI||8:30 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ SEA||4:05 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|13||11/30/17||@ DAL||8:25 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|