Trent Williams “Still On The Table” For Browns

Trent Williams could still be an option for Cleveland. ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports (via Twitter) that the offensive lineman is “still on the table” for the Browns. While a deal isn’t imminent, the Browns front office continues to monitor the situation.

The Browns have shown interest in Williams for months, but there were rumblings that the Andrew Berry-led regime wasn’t as infatuated with the player as the John Dorsey-led regime had been. The Dorsey-led regime had offered Washington a second-rounder back in October, but the Redskins declined that offer. It’s uncertain (and unlikely) that that offer is still on the table.

In fact, it sounds unlikely that the Redskins will be able to acquire a first- or second-rounder from any team. We heard earlier this week that the Jets, who have also been connected to Williams, are still unwilling to part with a second-round pick. The veteran’s commands for a new contracts are somewhat complicating trade negotiations, especially if Williams is adamant about getting paid $20MM/year. There’s some belief around the NFL that the Redskins will ultimately cut the disgruntled 31-year-old.

Former Redskins GM Scot McCloughan is among those who believe the lineman is worth the asking price. Speaking to Team 980’s Kevin Sheehan, McCloughan said Williams would still be taken in the first round of the upcoming draft, even at his current age.

“He’d be the first tackle taken this year in the draft, hands down — even at his age (31),’’ McCloughan said (via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com). “You know what you’ve got. You bring him in, you’re going get three to four years out of him, and it’s going to be Pro Bowl years, that’s legit one of the top five tackles in the NFL, hands down, right now.’’

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12 comments on “Trent Williams “Still On The Table” For Browns

  1. king beas

    I’d be worried if a trade is made that he doesn’t pass the physical and then the draft pick will be someone the other team wanted and possibly not a fit on the team who thought they were getting Williams

  2. oneiblnd

    The question isn’t would he be the 1st OT taken in the draft. The issue is any OT taken in the 1st round isn’t going to command 20M a year which affects the cap. Any OT taken is going to ride out a rookie contract. Take a hard look at Peters for a short term contract and draft the best player available with the current picks. Possibly Ezra with the 2nd pick.

  3. some sort of beckham and stuff for williams and stuff. The Redskins tried to get a lesser WR in Cooper already why not get a better one.

  4. rgreen

    Guess we know why Scot McCloughan is a former gm…Anyone giving up a 1st for a 31 year old,who just missed a full season and hasn’t playing 16 games in about 6 years,would likely join him in that former category.

    And then even paying him 20mil per,when there aren’t any tackles at that level,is just another reason.

  5. bumpy93

    I am holding out hope right now as an Eagles Dan that the Jets do give up a 2nd Rd pick for Williams this yr. Then maybe the Jets would be alittle more willing to trade the #11 pick b/c they won’t be in 100% dire need for OL in the 1st. then with Jets gm Joe Douglas just left Philadelphia just last year for the Jets job, maybe he would be ALOT more willing to deal the #11 to us so we can go get Carson Wentz a little Lamb on Thursday night!

    • rocky7

      Don’t think even the Jet are that naive to give up a 2nd round draft choice and the rookie dollars associated for a guy that wants to be the highest paid OL guy currently and that hasn’t played a full season since 2013.

  6. oneiblnd

    The 10th pick is an interesting pick because it still can land that quality OT but. There are a number of teams following that pick that want the best WR’s in the draft. I.e. Raiders. Threaten to draft a Jeudy to force a trade up and get the same player at 10.

  7. rocky7

    1st or 2nd round draft choice for a guy that has sat out a year, and when he did play wasn’t playing the left side any longer…..and you also get to pay him $20 million a year….WOW what a deal!

  8. Patrick N.

    Don’t overthink it. Either sign Peters and draft a second tier tackle (God not Ezra) or draft a top tier tackle at the top. I highly advocate they do the latter

    • Michael Chaney

      I’ve been adamant that they just need to take Andrew Thomas at 10 (as long as he’s available) and move on. Don’t get cute with it.

  9. crosseyedlemon

    It appears as though McCloughan has career aspirations of being a stand up comic.

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