According to Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com, teams he’s spoken to that have expressed trade interest in Redskins LT Trent Williams have been “stonewalled” by Washington and told he’s still not available.
Breer says it possible that things change over the next two weeks as we get closer to the trade deadline, but for now, it appears as though no deal involving Williams is in the works.
Last night, Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository reported that Williams “should be on Browns roster quite soon.”
However, multiple reports out of Washington quickly refuted that a trade was in the works involving Williams being sent to the Browns.
After firing Jay Gruden last week, Redskins president Bruce Allen told reporters that there’s been “no dialogue” with any team regarding a potential trade for Williams.
When asked if they would consider trading Williams, Allen said: “No, not at this time.”
A source very close to Williams tells Dianna Russini that “Trent doesn’t have any plans of returning to the Redskins anytime soon.”
Allen had previously expressed optimism that Williams would eventually rejoin the team, but it’s clear that he’s entrenched in his stance to not play for Washington.
Williams requested either a trade or release earlier this offseason and has reportedly vowed not to play for Washington in 2019.
Williams, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Redskins back in 2010. He currently in the fourth year of his five-year, $66 million contract that includes $43.25 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $11 million and $12.5 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2018, Williams started 13 games for the Redskins. Pro Football Focus rated Williams as the No. 21 tackle out of 80 qualifying players.
We’ll have more on the situation with the Redskins and Williams as the news is available.