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Redskins' Trent Murphy reportedly suffers season-ending injury vs. Ravens

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Redskins' Trent Murphy reportedly suffers season-ending injury vs. Ravens

The Redskins came into training camp last month with what seemed to be a wealth of depth at outside linebacker. They are now not quite as deep as they were.

According to multiple media reports, Trent Murphy suffered a torn ACL during last night’s preseason game in Baltimore. The injury will require surgery and end Murphy’s season.

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The injury looked serious when it happened as his leg got rolled over at the end of a play. He stayed on the field for a few minutes and he needed assistance getting to the sideline. As his knee was being examined, a number of teammates came over to talk to him and apparently to console him.

Murphy was a second-round pick in the 2014 draft. It took him a couple of years for his career to get traction. The Stanford product had six sacks in 31 games in his first two season combined.

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Last year, he broke out, racking up nine sacks in 15 games. He also forced three fumbles and recovered one.

Murphy was looking to improve on his 2016 performance going into this, his contract year. He hit his first bump in the road in that quest when he was notified that he would be suspended the first four games of the season due to a violation of the league’s PED policy.

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Redskins struggling O-line takes hit as Spencer Long gets knee scope, per report

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Redskins struggling O-line takes hit as Spencer Long gets knee scope, per report

The Redskins offensive line struggled through the first two games of the 2017 preseason, and more bad news arrived Monday night when CBS Sports reported that center Spencer Long underwent a knee scope and is expected to miss the next two weeks.

Long moved to center last season when Kory Lichtensteiger got injured, and the results were solid. In 2015, Long started a number of games at left guard, but at center in 2016, he seemed a natural fit as a leader and a quick learner calling the Redskins protections. 

With Long expected to miss some time, rookie Chase Roullier will take over the top center job. Rouillier played center his senior season at Wyoming and earned All Mountain West honors. At 6-foot-4 and 312 lbs., Roullier has comparable size to Long, who goes 6-foot-5 and 320 lbs. Both players also played some guard in college. 

Washington coach Jay Gruden has repeatedly talked about the importance of a backup center, and with Roullier now moved to the top line, expect the Redskins to move quick to bring a veteran in for depth. This will make sorting out the offensive line roster even murkier as the Redskins approach roster cuts after their fourth preseason game. 


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Odell Beckham Jr. leaves Giants-Browns game after nasty-looking hit


Odell Beckham Jr. leaves Giants-Browns game after nasty-looking hit

NFL preseason games usually don't cause a stir on the Internet. That is, until a very important player suffers an injury in one.

That's exactly what happened during Monday night's Giants-Browns game in Cleveland. While going up to snag an Eli Manning pass, Odell Beckham Jr. was cut down by Briean Boddy-Calhoun on what was a gruesome-looking play:


At first, Beckham Jr. somehow looked like he was going to be OK. But he eventually had to head to the New York locker room, and the team later said his ankle is what they were concerned about:

If that's all it turns out to be, consider the receiver and the Giants lucky. In looking at replays of the hit, it's remarkable to think that he could emerge from it with no knee issues. 

New York will surely update his status once they find out more.

UPDATE - 10:26 P.M.

The entire Big Apple sighs a giant sigh of relief: