Redskins Plan To Trade Trent Williams This Offseason?

The Redskins ultimately held on to offensive tackle Trent Williams at the trade deadline, but the club is hoping to deal the veteran lineman this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link).

Washington reportedly received a second-round offer from the Browns, but weren’t interested in moving Williams at that price. Instead, the team will carry Williams on its roster and attempt to trade him next February or March. At that point, Williams would have one year and $12.5MM in salary remaining on his contract.

The saga doesn’t simply end there, however. Williams failed his physical today after experiencing discomfort while putting on his helmet, and if the Redskins aren’t able to find a suitable helmet over the next few weeks, they will likely place Williams on the non-football injury list, ending his 2019 campaign before it begins, per Rapoport (Twitter link).

Williams, of course, underwent scalp surgery in April and had a benign growth removed. Even if Williams is placed on the NFI list, his contract will not toll, per RapSheet, although the Redskins could certainly be up for a legal challenge.

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18 comments on “Redskins Plan To Trade Trent Williams This Offseason?

  1. Michael Chaney

    Well then they should have just traded him yesterday instead of having the nerve to ask for Denzel Ward. I get aiming high in negotiations, but they overplayed their hand big time.

      • jb19

        No. Ward wasn’t going to be traded. 2nd rounder was more than reasonable for Trent Williams.

        • downeysoft420

          Yeah ward is definitely worth more but I think if I was the browns they have a solid amount of youth it’s just a matter of making it work but that’s a different matter, but I think I’d be willing to trade a 1st and follow a similar path the Texans have followed knowing their a possibly playoff team on paper and your teams superior on paper and protecting that asset and possibly improving production as well for his future for what? A mid to late round (maybe) linemen or linebacker?

    • JJB0811

      NE offered at 1st during training camp. Could have traded back their top 5 pick (Skins 1st this year) for more picks, and ended up a w/ a few 2’s and 2 one’s this draft. But hey, why develop around your next franchise QB?

      • downeysoft420

        And I would find it hard to believe he wouldn’t sit out still if he was traded there.

      • rocky7

        Last time he played, he didn’t play LT so unless you can imagine how he played several years ago at the position, not sure that he fits that description any longer.

  2. rocky7

    Don’t understand how this guy keep getting voted into the Pro Bowl while playing 23 our of 32 games the last 2 years, and hasn’t played a full season since 2013-2014…..his recent playing time has also been spent not playing LT but at Guard and Tackle……how is he considered so valuable and worthy of multiple draft picks, #1’s and bundles of picks/players if he can’t stay on the field?

  3. Polish Hammer

    Who would trade for a guy that can’t even put a helmet on? That is the minimal job requirement for a professional football player.

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