Patriots reportedly showing interest in DE Trent Murphy

NFL linebacker Trent Murphy

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The Buffalo Bills are going to sign Washington Redskins defensive end Trent Murphy, The Buffalo News confirmed Wednesday after it was reported by multiple national media outlets.

The addition of Murphy will have no impact on incumbents Jerry Hughes and Shaq Lawson. "The 6-foot-5, 250 lb. pass rusher also landed a four-game suspension for PED use that he served last season while on the injured reserve list", Finlay said in his report. It's a surprising sum for a player who spent all of past year on the sidelines with two torn knee ligaments (ACL/MCL) and a four-game PEDs ban.

A second-round pick in the 2015 draft, Murphy did not produce as much in his first two seasons, totaling six combined sacks.

Murphy missed all of last season after suffering a torn ACL during the preseason.

The 49ers had reportedly shown interest in the Stanford alum, but ultimately it appears Murphy's new three-year, $21-million pact was more expensive than they were willing to go, per Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

He was coming off his best season, having recorded nine sacks in a reserve role behind starters Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith in 2016. He started 22 games during that time.

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