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October 19, 2020 03:48 PM
Bills' Trent Murphy: Officially scratched Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday's game versus the Chiefs, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

As expected, Murphy will serve as a healthy scratch for Monday's AFC showdown. The Bills are looking for a spark after a tough loss to the Titans in Week 5, and perhaps this will help the team get right. Mario Addison is likely to start in Murphy's place, and Quinton Jefferson likely will rotate in as he typically does.

October 19, 2020 02:36 PM
Bills' Trent Murphy: Likely to be scratched Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy is expected to be a healthy scratch for Monday's game versus the Chiefs, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

The Bills are mixing things up this week after a disappointing loss to the Titans, as Harrison Phillips is also expected to be a healthy scratch. Mario Addison could start in Murphy's place, and Quinton Jefferson figures to handle plenty of work as well.

September 16, 2020 11:08 PM
Bills' Trent Murphy: Strong Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy posted two tackles and a sack in Sunday's win over the Jets.

Murphy now has 7.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in his last seven games (six regular-season games and one playoff contest). While he did start Sunday and is a starter on the depth chart, he saw a modest 45 percent of the defensive snaps, though that's more because Buffalo uses a heavy rotational system on the D-line. Murphy may not approach the 9.0 sacks he put up for Washington in 2016, but he's worth keeping an eye on, as he seems past some of the injury issues that have plagued his recent seasons.

January 5, 2020 07:24 PM
Bills' Trent Murphy: Multi-sack finish
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy had 2.0 sacks and six total tackles during Sunday's playoff loss to Houston.

The veteran finished the season quite strong following some early season struggles, with two sacks each between Week 17 and the Bills' playoff loss, and at least one full sack in four of the last six games he's played. Murphy has one year left on a hefty three-year, $22.5 million deal he signed in 2018, and while the Bills have tons of cap space for 2020, he's a potential cut candidate simply because his production -- until recently -- hasn't come close to matching his dollar figure. The veteran finished the regular season with 36 tackles, 5.0 sacks, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries while playing in all 16 games for the first time since 2016.

December 18, 2019 12:20 AM
Bills' Trent Murphy: Making presence again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy had three tackles -- including his third sack of the season -- and a forced fumble during Sunday's win over Pittsburgh.

The veteran defensive end is a long way from his 9.0-sack season with Washington in 2016, but he's seemingly finding his groove again (following some injury-plagued seasons) as the Buffalo defense continues to heat up. Murphy has two sacks over the last three games, while seeing exactly 63 or 64 percent of the defensive snap counts in each of the last four weeks.

October 16, 2019 05:52 PM
Bills' Trent Murphy: Resumes practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy (concussion) was a full practice participant Wednesday.

Murphy sustained a concussion during the Week 5 win over the Titans, but he looks good to go coming off the bye week for Sunday's against the Dolphins. The 29-year-old has four tackles, three passes defensed, an interception and a fumble recovery through five games.

October 7, 2019 04:48 PM
Bills' Trent Murphy: In concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy is in the concussion protocol Monday, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.

Murphy suffered the injury during Sunday's win over the Titans. He'll benefit from extra time to clear the league's protocol for head injuries with the Bills on bye Week 6.

October 6, 2019 11:32 PM
Bills' Trent Murphy: Exits Sunday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy left Sunday's win over the Titans with a head injury and did not return, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Murphy logged just one tackle before departing. The only good news for the veteran is that the Bills are on bye in Week 6, giving him an extra week to heal, which could prove especially important if he ends up being diagnosed with a concussion and has to go through the league's protocol.

September 17, 2019 03:48 PM
Bills' Trent Murphy: Picks up INT in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy made one tackle and had an interception in Sunday's 28-14 win over the Giants.

It was the third consecutive game Murphy forced a turnover dating back to last season, as he nabbed a tipped pass from Eli Manning at the line of scrimmage for his first career interception. The 28-year-old suited up for 63 percent of the team's defensive snaps, down from his 57-snap game last week. Murphy and the rest of the defense will get a solid matchup against the Bengals for Week 3.

July 3, 2019 06:36 PM
Bills' Trent Murphy: Finally fully healthy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy, who struggled at times in his first season as a Bill while still recovering from ACL surgery, finally feels he's at full health, Jason Wolf of The Buffalo News reports.

Murphy played in 13 games for the Bills last season, but he didn't look nearly as explosive as he did in 2016, when he logged 9.0 sacks for Washington. He posted a career-low 24 tackles in 2018 and logged only 4.0 sacks following a blank 2017 caused by the preseason knee injury. We'd expect much more this season, though with the Bills preferring a rotation system between Murphy, Jerry Hughes and Shaq Lawson -- all of whom are capable of pressuring the passer -- Murphy's snap count gets mollified compared to top defensive ends, even though he's technically a starter. But certainly, a healthy Murphy makes a strong Buffalo defense that much better.

March 20, 2019 01:36 AM
Bills' Trent Murphy: Unlikely to be cut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Now that the fifth day of free agency has passed, Murphy will receive $2.5M of his salary and a roster bonus, which indicates the Bills will hang on to him, Mike Rodak of reports.

It was reported that the Bills showed interest in Trey Flowers and Ziggy Ansah last week, which resulted in speculation regarding Murphy's role with the team going forward. However, it appears the Bills plan on sticking with him as their starting defensive end opposite Jerry Hughes heading into training camp. The 28-year-old compiled four sacks and two forced fumbles in 13 games last season, and will probably be part of a rotation with Shaq Lawson again in 2019.

January 6, 2019 11:48 PM
Bills' Trent Murphy: Injury-marred season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy dealt with injuries for much of his first season with the Bills, Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News reports. "I needed an extra roll of duct tape this year," said the defensive end.

When they signed Murphy to a major free-agent contract, the Bills knew Murphy would take time to get up to speed coming off major reconstructive surgery on his left knee. Not only did it take him awhile to get his footing back, but he dealt with ankle and groin injuries for parts of the 2018 season, plus an injury to his right knee. All told, Murphy ended up missing three games, more than he missed in his first three seasons combined with Washington (he missed all of 2017 with the knee injury). He also posted his lowest NFL tackle total (24), while his 4.0 sacks were a far cry from the 9.0 he posted in 2016. Expect more from the talented pass rusher if he can get himself healthy entering next season, though if the Bills keep both Jerry Hughes and Shaq Lawson, Murphy will probably be looking at less than a full starter's load.

December 20, 2018 04:08 PM
Bills' Trent Murphy: Full participant Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy (chest) was a full participant in practice Thursday.

Murphy was limited due to his chest injury Wednesday but the issue appears to have been minor. He'll figure to see his usual role on defense in Week 16, when the Bills face off against the Patriots.

December 20, 2018 09:04 AM
Bills' Trent Murphy: Limited for Wednesday's work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy was limited during Wednesday's practice due to a chest injury.

Something always seems to be nagging Murphy, which is perhaps a reason Shaq Lawson has caught him on the depth chart and the two are now sharing snaps across from Jerry Hughes. Murphy has performed decently while he's out there, but his 4.0 sacks and 21 tackles are a pretty big disappointment given the $7.2 per annum to which the Bills signed him.

December 11, 2018 09:12 AM
Bills' Trent Murphy: Modest production
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy had two tackles on 26 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

At least Murphy is healthy again after missing three weeks with a knee injury, but he's sharing defensive end snaps with an improved Shaq Lawson while Jerry Hughes sees the majority of playing time on the other side. Murphy is not IDP worthy under these circumstances, and he's been a bit of a disappointment with a modest 19 tackles and 4.0 sacks after signing for big free-agent money. We'll see if he can do more as he gets healthier the final three weeks, though the team seems intent on continuing to carefully manage his snap count.

December 4, 2018 05:08 PM
Bills' Trent Murphy: Tallies sack Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy recorded two tackles (both solo), including a sack, in Sunday's loss to Miami.

Murphy's sack was his fourth of the season, and his first since the knee injury he suffered in Week 7. He's a quality pass rusher when healthy and he'll look to add to the total in Week 14, when the Bills take on the Jets. It's at least worth noting that Murphy only saw 20 defensive snaps, while Shaq Lawson, the teammate he's been sharing time with, saw 37.

November 25, 2018 11:56 AM
Bills' Trent Murphy: Will play Week 12
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy (knee) is listed as active Sunday against the Jaguars.

Both Murphy and fellow edge rusher Shaq Lawson (elbow) are active for the Week 12 matchup, leaving the Buffalo front seven at full strength heading into the showdown against Jacksonville.

November 23, 2018 05:00 PM
Bills' Trent Murphy: Questionable for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Murphy has been a limited practice participant all week due to the shoulder injury that has cost him the last three games. The 27-year-old believes he'll be ready to play, and fellow defensive end Shaq Lawson (elbow) also appears to be trending in the right direction.

November 21, 2018 11:32 PM
Bills' Trent Murphy: Feeling optimistic
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy (knee) practiced on a limited basis for the third straight day Wednesday and is feeling optimistic about a return to action Sunday against Jacksonville, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. "I'm good to go," said Murphy. "I'm taking it one day at a time, but they ain't keeping me out of this one."

Murphy has missed three games with the issue, but it appears he's healed and ready to line up in his starting defensive end spot again against the Jags. Shaq Lawson has performed well seeing extra snaps in Murphy's place, but Lawson is working through an elbow injury this week. If that issue turns out to be minor, the Bills could be fully stocked along the defensive line in what's likely to be a defensive battle with Jacksonville.

November 20, 2018 03:28 PM
Bills' Trent Murphy: Limited Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Murphy (knee) practiced on a limited basis Monday, Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News reports.

Murphy hadn't practiced since getting hurt in Week 7, so this is a step in the right direction even though the Bills won't have their first official Week 12 practice until Wednesday. Shaq Lawson has played great in Murphy's stead, so the latter could be looking at a reduced snap count even if he does return for this week's game against the Jaguars.

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Career Defensive Stats
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