Trent Murphy was listed at 258 lbs. last year. He's currently up to 276 lbs. That's right. Trent Murphy is transitioning from OLB to DE.
"I think I would really like to be at a solid 285 pounds," Murphy told Redskins.com on Tuesday. "Maybe like 287 going into training camp. I think would be a good number."
"The biggest thing is it kind of reminds me a lot of college when I tried to jump from 240 to 265, 260, so yeah, kind of old habits really," Murphy said. "Just increasing the meals and making a couple shakes a day. It’s kind of the biggest thing for me is shakes because I can drink calories in between meals."
"So that’s the hard part," Murphy said of continuing to eat healthy. "Everyone is like, ‘Oh, I’m so envious of you, you get to eat everything you want.’ Like I wish I could eat that. But it’s not like just adding 20 cheeseburgers a day. It’s like stuffing your face with healthy food which is like torture almost. So it’s a small price to pay but I think it’ll be worth it in the end."
"Every time I walk past the linebackers we kind of tease each other," Murphy said with a smile. "But yeah, I’m all with the D-line now."
All credit to Stephen Czarda at Redskins.com. A link to the original article on Redskins.com can be found here.