Latest On Redskins’ Trent Williams

Left tackle Trent Williams says there is no hope for reconciliation between him and the Redskins. In an interview with Mike Jones of USA Today, the veteran accused the team of showing no real compassion for his medical situation or wellbeing. 

I feel like everything has run its course,” Williams said. “I mean, I do want to play football still and I’m not a free agent until after the 2020 season, so who knows. But the bridge has definitely been burned, and any efforts now, basically are, in my opinion, pretty much just CYA.”

According to Williams, this is nothing new, nor is it exclusive to just him.

Mine isn’t the only situation they got wrong. There are a lot of situations they could have looked into. Why didn’t they do it before now? Why didn’t they do it in Colt McCoy’s case? And they keep putting out these false reports. That’s never helpful. I just feel like regardless of what the findings of the investigation are, they’re going to try to find a way to paint me negatively and make themselves look better.”

Williams’ season is now over, after the Redskins placed him on the NFI list. He wants to resume playing, once he’s healthy, but not in Washington.

Despite his frustrations, Williams did confirm that he approached the Redskins about a contract extension before the start of the season. However, with two years remaining on his contract, he was rebuffed.

I knew I was coming up on a year with no guaranteed money, and I wanted to open the conversation about them making me a Redskin for the rest of my career,” Williams said. “I understand that either a team wants the player and will extend him, or they’ll send him somewhere so they can get some value for him. I told Bruce, ‘I understand that we’re in a rebuild and if you don’t want to dump any more money in the O-line, I’d like to go somewhere that I’m wanted.’ I still felt like I’ve got 5-6 more healthy years left of quality football.”

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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12 comments on “Latest On Redskins’ Trent Williams

  1. JJB0811

    I don’t believe that the Skins (or any pro team) have that shoddy of doctors/medical staff. They are a multibillion dollar company paying staff millions, why have 2nd rate medical staff? It doesn’t add up. Any pro teams need their starters to be healthy not injured.

    Why did they handle Alex Smith’s injury better than Colt McCoy? Its an ignorant statement.

    • snotrocket

      I don’t know if team doctors did Smith’s surgery, but he got an infection and amputation was on the table for a second. Sounds pretty second rate to me.

      • zpgreen

        There’s also a story out there about how the Redskins admitted they rushed McCoy back from his leg injury that would likely be detrimental to his health overall, but they wanted him for the playoffs.

        The Redskins also completely failed to keep RG3 healthy knowing that he couldn’t continue to try and do what he was doing.

        This isn’t even discussing the Alex Smith debacle.

        The Redskins medical staff and ownership have proven time and time again that they are not on par with the standards of the rest of the NFL teams and medical staffs.

    • JJB0811

      Well it’s nice to know there’s a bunch of surgeons following pro football rumors. Everything you have said is100% speculation. I don’t like Dan Snyder. But in 20 years of owning the team, this is the 1st instance of him being involved in medical malpractice.

      If you actually believe the NFL would openly allow an owner to have second tier medical staff’s, then you’re naive.

      No was the Mara family, JJ, and the Eagles (Lurie?) owner allow for this to happen & their division rivals.

      • jwr0223

        I totally agree with you. I actually love this site from time to time as it provides me with access to so many who know so little.

  2. carlos15

    If they agreed to extend him I bet he would have been able to find a way to play this year.

    • JJB0811

      Billionaires aren’t stupid. You may not agree with them, but self made people aren’t stupid.

  3. saluelthpops

    So he was so adamant about the lack of proper and appropriate medical care that he approached them before the season about a contract extension? None of this has anything to do with medical care and everything to do with money. Just name it, dude. We all get it. But to ask for more money, get turned down, and then claim that the medical situation is the reason . . . Come on.

    • saluelthpops

      And yes, I do know that some of this medical stuff has come about since he asked for the extension, but he’s talking about stuff from previous seasons as well. He claims there is a history of issues with the medical staff. I bet if they gave him $75 mil it would change his perception of his past medical care.

      • Polish Hammer

        Or if he was trying on a different helmet it wouldn’t hurt.

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