Redskins sign DB Jerome Murphy to take Brandon Meriweather’s roster spot

November 20, 2012

The Washington Redskins have signed free-agent defensive back Jerome Murphy, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

A second-year pro out of South Florida, Murphy spent time with the Saints and Lions earlier this season.

The 6-foot, 200-pound Murphy can play both safety and cornerback, but the Redskins plan on using him as a corner initially. He fills the roster spot created now that Washington will place safety Brandon Meriweather on injured reserve with a torn ACL.

For his career, Murphy has recorded 33 tackles and one interception in 14 games. He worked out for Washington last week.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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