Adam Schefter and Field Yates are reporting that the Redskins have elected to not pay LT Trent Williams the remaining balance of his remaining $5.1 million base salary for the 2019 season after placing him on the reserve/non-football injury list.
Washington had the option of paying Williams after placing him on this list.
On Thursday, the Redskins officially placed Williams on the reserve/non-football injury list, which ends his season and sets up for a potential battle over the money the roughly $6 million left of his salary he’s owed.
Williams recently told Mike Jones of USA Today that the “bridge has definitely been burned” between him and the Redskins.
“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.”
Williams reported to the team a few weeks ago but failed a physical due to discomfort from wearing his helmet.
Reports have said that Washington is expected to make Williams available for trade again next year.
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.