Browns Continue To Pursue Trent Williams

Some Trent Williams buzz surfaced Tuesday, and he represents a potential solution for a team with a notable need at tackle. The Browns have been engaging with the Redskins in Williams talks for a while now, but Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com tweets the Redskins are still standing firm.

A rumor circulated Tuesday about Williams being Cleveland-bound soon, but the Washington Post’s Les Carpenter notes (via Twitter) the Redskins insist that is not true. Washington has used a different primary left tackle for the first time in 10 years, doing so as Williams’ holdout surpassed the six-game mark.

The Browns viewed the Redskins’ asking price as too high, per Fowler, who adds Cleveland has been inquiring about the nine-year veteran blocker for “a while.” It is not known if the Redskins have dropped their asking price.

Redskins president Bruce Allen said last week the team has not engaged with any of the league’s other 31 franchises about Williams, though reports over the summer insisted Washington had discussed Williams with multiple teams. The 31-year-old tackle is a seven-time Pro Bowler who is signed through 2020. This should naturally generate interest, despite Williams’ recent injury history. Williams rumors should gain steam as the Oct. 29 trade deadline nears.

The Browns continue to start left tackle Greg Robinson, whom they cut just before the season and re-signed days later. Baker Mayfield has endured a notable sophomore slump and would stand to benefit from a tackle upgrade. Washington has been starting veteran Donald Penn in Williams’ place.

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  1. JJB0811

    if memory serves, the Browns had a HoF LT and didn’t do squat for his entire career. Its the QB that’s the problem. Bust Mayfield is more focused on marketing and branding than playing. Hope the Skins fleece the Browns.

    • Dennid

      You have no clue what you’re talking about regarding Thomas and Mayfield. Mayfield is not a bust.

      • kylewait89

        Thomas literally had a wasted HOF career. And Mayfield continues to struggle despite having more talent than most.

      • Tha Dilla
        Tha Dilla

        Since returning to the NFL two decades ago, the Cleveland Browns have infamously started 30 different quarterbacks.

        Through the first six games to start a season, Baker Mayfield has thrown the most interceptions of any of them.

  2. jeb39999

    This wouldn’t help the Brownies long term success so they will probabaly do it.

    • crosseyedlemon

      When referring to the Brownies it should be looooooong term success. It basically occurs at the same rate as the decay of plutonium isotopes.

  3. playicy

    This is the same reporter who reported Beckham to the browns, so I think Williams to the browns is a done deal

  4. kylewait89

    As a Ravens fan, no I don’t want this. I want to see Mayfield keep having to,run and eventually make the errors he will. But having Williams there would instantly make the line stable. If the Browns think the season is still worth trying for, you trade for the guy.

  5. SuperSinker

    There is no player available that could help the browns more than Williams. Hopefully they get it done. Get Kareem Hunt and Trent Williams for the stretch run.

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