Redskins sign Trent Murphy

May, 23, 2014
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Washington signed second-round draft pick Trent Murphy, an outside linebacker from Stanford, on Friday. Third-round tackle Morgan Moses remains the only unsigned pick, though it’s hard to imagine his situation staying that way for an extended time.

Murphy’s four-year deal is comparable to last year’s 47th pick: Dallas’ Gavin Escobar. It’s worth $4.21 million with an expected signing bonus of around $1.44 million.

The Redskins plan to use Murphy as the No. 3 outside linebacker, helping them in rush situations or to give Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo an occasional break. Murphy lined up all over at Stanford, on both the right and left sides and even with his hand on the ground.

“Those are two phenomenal players,” Murphy said. “Hopefully I can give them a breather and get on the field at the same time as them and all three of us can be a hell of a deal.”

Here's what Murphy's coach at Stanford, David Shaw, had to say about his former player. And here's what Murphy said he learned during the rookie minicamp last weekend.

The Redskins also signed receiver Rashad Ross and released receiver Kofi Hughes. Tennessee signed Ross as an undrafted free agent last spring. He spent time on the practice squad for both Tennessee and Kansas City last season. Ross returned kickoffs at Arizona State.The Redskins took care of yet another rookie, leaving them with only one unsigned draft pick.

John Keim

ESPN Washington Redskins reporter

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