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NFC East Notes: Trent Williams, Cowboys, Redskins


Trent Williams

  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer confirms Redskins OT Trent Williams is staying away from the team because of unhappiness with how they handled a medical situation involving a growth on his head. 
  • Breer adds Williams has actually explored his legal options against the team. 
  • NBC Sports’ JP Finlay writes that a new deal for Williams is unlikely, but the two sides could potentially reach an agreement that guarantees more money for the veteran. 
  • Additionally, Finlay says owner Dan Snyder is close with Williams and could broker some kind of clear-the-air meeting with the team’s medical staff. 
  • According to Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Redskins GM Bruce Allen says he’s talked with Williams and expects him to report to camp despite reports otherwise: “I’ve talked to Trent, and I’ll leave my conversation between Trent and I.”


  • Yahoo!’s Charles Robinson reports Cowboys WR Amari Cooper is in no rush to get a long-term deal done.
  • Falcons WR Julio Jones, Saints WR Michael Thomas, Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill and Bengals WR A.J. Green are all up for extensions and all could reset the market for receivers, so Cooper has no incentive to be the first to sign his deal.
  • Robinson adds Cooper plans to report to training camp.
  • The Cowboys freed up $5 million in cap space to use toward extensions by releasing WR Allen Hurns. (Field Yates


  • According to ESPN’s John Keim, one member of the Redskins organization said owner Dan Snyder uses the word “patience” when discussing first-round QB Dwayne Haskins.
  • Haskins will compete with Case Keenum and Colt McCoy to start this season, though based on OTA’s and minicamp he has more of a learning curve before he’s ready to start this season. 
  • While it’s unlikely, NFL Media’s Gregg Rosenthal says the Redskins could trade Keenum if Haskins wins the job during the preseason and McCoy is healthy. Keenum’s $3.5 million salary is cheap for a backup quarterback. 
  • Rosenthal adds TE Vernon Davis, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and G Ereck Flowers could be bubble players in Washington.
  • According to Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Redskins expect RB Derrius Guice, QB Colt McCoy and OT Geron Christian to be ready for the start of training camp this week. 
  • Redskins GM Bruce Allen said there was “nothing new” on contract talks between the Redskins and G Brandon Scherff.
  • Redskins LB Jon Bostic‘s quick transition in minicamp and aptitude calling plays helped the team feel comfortable moving on from LB Mason Foster Tuesday. (Finlay)
  • The move also frees up snaps for LBs Shaun Dion-Hamilton, Josh Harvey-Clemons and fifth-round rookie Cole Holcomb
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