Dolphins Inquire On Redskins’ Trent Williams

For now, the Redskins are refusing to trade Trent Williams. But, if they change their minds about parting with the offensive tackle, the Dolphins may be among the interested teams. The Dolphins reached out to the Redskins about a potential Williams trade, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com (on Twitter) hears. 

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The Williams saga has been going on for months, with no real resolution in sight. Williams has abstained from camp with hopes of forcing a trade to a new team (one, presumably, that will rework his contract), but the Redskins have yet to flinch. Still, the Redskins seem to be protecting themselves in the event of a deal. Recently, they signed Donald Penn to help bolster the O-Line.

Williams, a seven-time Pro Bowler, is due $24MM over the next two years. The Dolphins, who might have the worst offensive line in the NFL, would be a logical fit, from a football perspective.

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19 comments on “Dolphins Inquire On Redskins’ Trent Williams

  1. JJB0811

    Are the Fins trying to rebuild or not? Trading a 2nd for a shell shocked QB then going after a crippled 31 yo LT. Lots of chatter of their ‘new vision’ yet still going after re-treads.

    • I give no fox

      The risk/reward on the Rosen deal was too good to pass up. They made some genius maneuvers on draft day to mitigate the cost of the Rosen deal. A late 2nd isn’t nothing, but considering Rosen is on a dirt cheap contract he will still provide value as a backup

      • JJB0811

        We’ll see. But I don’t see anything they’ve done that is a similar MO as what the Pats do. Same in Detroit. And for the rest of BB’s former coaches. They all overpay (cash or picks) for players while Bill simply buys cheap on vets who know their roles.

        Last year’s LT was brought in for a 6th or 7th round pick, started the entire season. This offseason, he signed the biggest LT contract w/ Oak. The Pats will get a 3rd round comp pick (there about) in return. That’s how Bill rolls.

        If Rosen were so good and cheap, then why didn’t Bill trade for him? He needed a BU for Brady this season.

        • Jimmy42jack0

          Maybe Bill didn’t want to give up a 2nd?

          Not everyone cheats like the Pats do ‍♂️

          • JJB0811

            They all cheat, in all sports. Look at all of the players suspended for illegal drugs in their systems. Not all are Pats.

        • comebackfins

          Cheap vets only go to teams they feel can win them titles. This limits it to a handful of teams and obviously Miami not being one of them. Can’t just dismiss the fact a cheap vet will only come cheap for a winning team

          • JJB0811

            Unemployed vets go to any team willing to sign them. Look no further than all of the cuts & signings happening now.

            • comebackfins

              Can you send us the link to all the unemployed vets the Patriots signed that had no other offers from other teams?

              • JJB0811

                Keep defending your backwards way team. They have had a masterful century so far. 2 division titles & 3 second place finishes, in 18 years.

                Signing & trading for 2 throw away QB’s and going after a beat down 31 yo LT isn’t the way to rebuild. It’s nothing more than another 6-8 win campaign.

                I’m willing to bet the combined win total of the Fins, Jets, and Bills won’t even come close to what NE has done this century.

                I’m not a Pats fan. But to see the colossal ineptitude by their division rivals is like watching the coyote still trying to catch the road runner.

                • comebackfins

                  Never defended MIA, never defended trying to trade for Williams, and never defended them for any QB signings/trades in this thread. Not sure where you got all that from since I never even mentioned any of those topics.

                  I simply disagree with 2 assumptions you made about signing aging vets on the cheap. You mention the Pats are smart for signing aging vets cheap which I agree with, but fail to realize that they can do that far more easily than about 90% of the league since they have a winning pedigree and most aging vets are chasing rings at that point in their careers.

                  You then state that unemployed vets sign with any team, but apparently you think only smart teams like the Pats actually try to sign them while no other team even attempts to makes them an offer, which I find ridiculous and a crazy claim to throw out there unless you have a link to all the unemployed vets the Pats have signed and whether or not they had offers from other teams.

                  I think we both know the answer to that and it comes full circle to aging, unemployed vets don’t want to finish their careers on rebuilding teams if they don’t have to. They want to go out on top and finish with a winning team. Are the Pats smart? Of course. Do they have an edge over most teams due to winning pedigree? Of course

      • washington_bonercats

        If Rosen can get his feet under him and play some decent ball I think the move to get him ultimately will pan out. It is interesting though that if he does just alright and gets the fins 4 wins they may very well still go after Tua just as they would have if they didn’t give up the 2nd for Rosen. Rosen gets the fins 6 wins and we got a different story

    • Jimmy42jack0

      Rosen still has all the talent in the world. Why not take a flier on him?

      • JJB0811

        Granted, he came with a high ‘draft grade’ but that didn’t stop the cards from cutting after 1 year. Why?

        I don’t know if he’s a good pro QB or not. But what’s really different for him this year? Rookie HC, new OC, & QB coach and a new playbook.

        • comebackfins

          They cut him after 1 year because they had the #1 pick in the draft and the unanimous best QB. Have you been paying attention

          • JJB0811

            More so than the Cards. I didn’t blow multiple picks to move up on a top 10 pick only to cut him 1 year later.

            Maybe you should pay attention that their new HC never posted a wining record in college. But he’s the savior. And before the Cards signed him, he was an OC at UCLA for around 2 whopping months then bailed on them. Great resume. Should bring a ring to AZ in short order.

          • JJB0811

            Just noticed you support both the Cards for cutting Rosen in 1 thread while approving of the Fins picking him up in another thread. Glad your paying attention to your comments.

            • comebackfins

              Oh the irony is too much. Never said anything in this thread about supporting the Fins trading for Rosen (that would be someone else) nor did I support the Cards for trading him. Maybe check usernames next time, but since you brought it up….

              ARI had the #1 pick with a consensus #1 QB sitting there who just so happened to fit the exact system the new HC they brought in will be running this season. Do I think their choice of HC was great? I couldn’t care less what personnel moves ARI decides to make, but the move is easy to understand, and since they were obviously moving in another direction as an offense, trading Rosen while he still had value was an obvious move that was doubted by NOBODY. This is easy stuff to follow.
              If the questions are did ARI make the right move trading Rosen while he had value with no intent for him to be the starting QB, than the answer is yes.

              If the 2nd question is did MIA make the right move picking up a QB regarded as one of the best in the draft the prior year for a value pick with little monetary weight, than the answer is also yes.

  2. scooter65

    Fins this isn’t going to help. Drop a grenade and start rebuilding

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