The Washington Redskins announced on Saturday that they have signed free agent wide receiver Jamari Staples.
Additionally, the team has waived tackle Kevin Bowen, designated as injured.
Staples, 22, split his collegiate career between UAB and Louisville.
The Alabama native played two seasons with UAB, recording 40 receptions for 648 yards and five touchdowns.
During his freshman season, Staples recorded 31 receptions for 458 yards. In his college debut against Troy, Staples recorded six receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown.
Following the 2014 season, Staples transferred to Louisville after it was announced that UAB’s football program was being shut down.
In two seasons with the Cardinals, Stapled tallied 73 receptions for 1,253 yards and five touchdowns.
As for Murphy, he was entering his fourth season with the Redskins after being the team’s top pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He suffered the season-ending injury in the first quarter of Washington’s 23-3 loss to Baltimore at M&T Bank Stadium.
The Stanford product was coming off a career-high 9.5 sacks and was expected to be a key contributor to a pass rush headlined by two-time Pro Bowler along with
In his first three seasons in Washington, Murphy appeared in 47 regular season games with 23 starts, registering 110 tackles along with 15 sacks, six fumbles forced and four fumbles recovered.
Murphy is the second Redskins player placed…