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.