Pelissero notes that Minnesota had “extensive discussions” with Washington, but they were never able to agree on a deal.
Cronin mentioned that Washington would drag out a potential trade if they did not get adequate compensation for Williams.
Earlier today, JP Finlay of NBC Washington reported that the Redskins were speaking with “multiple teams” about trading Williams, so it will be interesting to see what other teams Washington is speaking to.
Finlay reiterates that the Redskins want a second-round pick for Williams, but are willing to be flexible in terms of how they get this value for him. Finlay suggests a combination of picks such as a late-third and a Day 3 pick or something like a player and a pick for Williams.
Les Carpenter of the Washington Post recently reported four teams have shown the most interest in a Williams’ trade up to this point including the Browns, Vikings, Eagles, and Jets.
However, reports later denied the Eagles having interest and the Browns and Jets both drafted offensive tackles in round one.
The need to get Williams a physical in the current environment adds another logistical hurdle that Rapoport says Washington is trying to work through in order to get value out of Williams in this draft.
Williams, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Redskins back in 2010. He currently in the final year of his five-year, $66 million contract that includes $43.25 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $12.5 million for the 2020 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading or releasing Williams will free up $12.5 million of available cap space while creating $2 million in dead money.
In 2018, Williams started 13 games for the Redskins. Pro Football Focus rated Williams as the No. 21 tackle out of 80 qualifying players.