Patriots Not Interested In Trent Williams?

The Patriots have been loosely connected to Trent Williams during the Redskins tackle’s holdout, but it does not look like they will be making a play for the seven-time Pro Bowler.

This does not appear to be a destination for Williams, with Field Yates of ESPN.com reporting (on Twitter) the defending Super Bowl champions are not interested in the 10th-year veteran.

New England obviously made a substantial recent investment at left tackle, taking Isaiah Wynn with 2018’s No. 23 overall pick. Wynn has spent the offseason recovering from a torn Achilles and return to game action in the Pats’ second preseason contest, playing 19 snaps Saturday against the Titans. He started at left tackle. That remains the team’s ideal course of action.

Multiple reports Thursday had the Patriots being willing to surrender a first-round pick for Williams, and the Redskins spurning the offer (Twitter links). This would be quite the return for Washington, were a team to make that proposal. Yates, however, refutes the notion such an offer arrived. The Redskins have held firm on Williams, who has two years left on his contract, and signed Donald Penn as insurance. He and 2018 third-round pick Geron Christian are battling for Washington’s left tackle job during Williams’ absence.

The Dolphins have reportedly checked in on the 31-year-old holdout, despite employing fourth-year tackle Laremy Tunsil. While the Patriots plan to go with Wynn, they have also been using 6-foot-9 Dan Skipper as a potential option.

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8 comments on “Patriots Not Interested In Trent Williams?

  1. JJB0811

    The Pats aren’t interested in a breaking down, over priced (top 7) player? Really, that always sounded like a BB move if there was ever one. But some team will pony up a pick or two then throw new money at a guy who can’t start an entire season.

    • crosseyedlemon

      BB is obviously thinking: “The money I save by passing on Williams will allow me to buy extra duct tape for when Tom breaks down”.

    • afsooner02

      He’s only made the pro bowl the last 7 years….but yeah….he’s breaking down and “over priced”

      • JJB0811

        The last time he started 16 games was in 2013. I’d call that breaking down. 13,10, & 12 starts the last 3 seasons. Glad he won a popularity contest though.

        • afsooner02

          Yet still grades out as one of the top LTs in the game….but you go on with your false narrative. Still haven’t explained “over priced “ when he’s not even the top paid LT in the game.

          • I give no fox

            The patriots don’t want him, therefore, he is not good. Stop trying to bring stats and logic into this. But if the patriots do acquire him, they will use those same stats to tout BB as a mastermind fleecing Washington

  2. JJB0811

    He misses roughly 25% of each year, and has a cancerous growth. Plus many reports says he wants a raise. Not a guy I’d trade for.

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