Redskins Discussing Trent Williams Trade

The Redskins are having trade discussions regarding tackle Trent Williams, according to a source who spoke with Jeff Howe of The Athletic (Twitter link). It’s unclear as to what they’re seeking in a trade, but there’s a feeling around the league the Patriots would be involved, Howe hears. 

There’s reportedly no end in sight to Williams’ holdout with the Redskins, so it only makes sense for the club to see what’s out there. They also just added veteran Donald Penn to the mix, so there’s a safety net in place in case they can’t smooth things out with Williams.

Williams has two years to go on his contract with $24MM in total remaining. He also hasn’t played a full season since 2013 and has missed 13 games over the last three years, but he is still an elite LT when on the field.

With depth issues at tackle, the Patriots would be a natural landing spot for Williams. It also helps that the Patriots carved out additional cap space by restructuring Marcus Cannon‘s contract on Wednesday. Still, even after the adjustment, the Pats only have $7.49MM in cap room and would have to fit Williams’ $11MM base pay under the cap.

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10 comments on “Redskins Discussing Trent Williams Trade

  1. david

    Houston would be best spot for him. Trade williams and like a 3rd for clowny lol

  2. stangs30

    Wish the ravens would act on him. Stanley is on last year of his deal and could either move him to LG or flip him for a guard/center or pass rusher. Stanley is not a fit in their new offense

  3. Kwflanne

    Chargers should’ve signed Penn…. whiff. They better be in on the discussion for Williams. Rivers is going to be absolutely hammered all year with our current tackles

  4. Connorsoxfan

    Burkhead and Demaryius Thomas to clear cap room and then add whatever picks necessary.

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