The Washington Redskins might not have one of their top pass rushers to start next season. Linebacker Trent Murphy tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and is facing a four-game suspension, the Washington Post reported Sunday.
According to the report, Murphy is appealing the suspension. The 26-year-old linebacker, who has increased his sack totals each of his first three years in the league, had a breakout season in 2016, finishing second on the Redskins with nine sacks.
Prior to last season, Murphy had somewhat underachieved. The former second-round pick out of Stanford had six sacks in 31 games before 2016, when he combined with Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith to form an imposing pass-rushing trio.
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