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Press release: Redskins sign Trent Murphy

May 23, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

Trent Murphy

Via Redskins PR:

The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed 2014 second-round draft pick linebacker Trent Murphy (47th overall). In addition, the team signed free agent wide receiver Rashad Ross and waived wide receiver Kofi Hughes. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Murphy (6-5, 258) started 42 of the 44 career games in which he played at Stanford, finishing third in Cardinal history with 32.5 career sacks. As a senior last season, Murphy started all 14 games, leading the Football Bowl Subdivision with 15.0 sacks and earning All-Pac-12 first-team honors.

Murphy, 23, was born on Dec. 20, 1990. He attended Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, where he was named the 2008 Arizona Republic All-State Defensive Player of the Year as a senior.

Ross (6-0, 181) originally entered the NFL as a college free agent with the Tennessee Titans on May 9, 2013. He spent parts of the 2013 season on the practice squads of the Titans and Kansas City Chiefs and spent the offseason with Kansas City before being released on May 12, 2014.

Ross, 24, played collegiately at Arizona State from 2011-12, appearing in 26 games with 14 starts and compiling 55 career receptions for 864 yards and seven receiving touchdowns. He was born on Feb. 2, 1990, and attended Vallejo (Calif.) H.S.

  1. RussianBreadMaker - May 23, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    Still on the fence about this pick. Not the least bit excited.

    • greed - May 25, 2014 at 1:58 PM

      i have the same 50/50 feeling seems like they made a safe pick & them said he was best player available

  2. bowlregard - May 23, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    I am way excited to see how this draft class does. This is the first time the personnel department gets the ultimate say unencumbered by Vinnie, Danny, or Shanny or even Gibbs. I liked the way they positioned themselves with free agency to set themselves up for the draft.

    • kenlinkins - May 23, 2014 at 6:51 PM

      I think most of us would agree that this years draft had a very different feel to it. I am not sure if this year draft will pan out, but I am sure digging the vibe! Now if we can just get the team to return to the 1964 or 1967 uniforms! They were very cool.

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