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The NFL and NFLPA will conduct a joint investigation into claims made by Washington’s left tackle Trent Williams, according to Ian Rapoport of Williams has been one of the best left tackles in football since entering the league in 2010. After solidifying the blindside in Washington for nearly a decade, Williams had been holding out for all of the 2019 season.

The team refused to move Williams before the trade deadline, but the tackle finally reported to the team on Tuesday. However, he has since failed his physical and publicly alleged the team failed to recognize the severity of a cancerous growth on his head. The team has since denied Williams’ claims of wrongdoing and called for a third-party evaluation. According to Rapoport, the collective bargaining agreement calls for a joint investigation amid such allegations.

Here’s more from around the NFC East:

  • Giants general manager  Dave Gettleman needs to answer for his trade deadline decisions,  according to Darryl Slater of Since the second day of training camp in late July, Gettleman has not answered questions from any reporters. Even more concerning, a Giants spokesperson said he is not currently scheduled to address the media again this season, per Slater. Currently at 2-6, many were surprised to see the team give up draft assets for impending free agent Leonard Williams. Moreover, the team recouped no draft capital for any of their veteran players. Slater maintains it is “part of the job” for Gettleman to take questions from the media regardless of how popular his decisions are.
  • Cowboys rookie second-round pick Trysten Hill has become a problem, according to Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News. Per Watkins report, the defensive tackle has recently been sent home after arriving late to practice and fell asleep in the middle of a speech by Hall of Fame basketball player Isiah Thomas. Dallas has not been publicly critical of Hill, but Watkins notes that even after losing starting defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford for the season, Hill remains outside the rotation.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.


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ARI / 2018
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ATL / 2014
Mike Smith
BAL / 2007
Brian Billick
BUF / 2016
Rex Ryan
CAR / 2019
Ron Rivera
CHI / 2017
John Fox
CIN / 2018
Marvin Lewis
CLE / 2019
Freddie Kitchens
DAL / 2019
Jason Garrett
DEN / 2018
Vance Joseph
DET / 2017
Jim Caldwell
GB / 2018
Mike McCarthy
HOU / 2013
Gary Kubiak
IND / 2017
Chuck Pagano
JAX / 2016
Gus Bradley
KC / 2012
Romeo Crennel
LAC / 2016
Mike McCoy
LAR / 2016
Jeff Fisher
MIA / 2018
Adam Gase
MIN / 2013
Leslie Frazier
NE / 1999
Pete Carroll
NO / 2005
Jim Haslett
NYG / 2019
Pat Shurmur
NYJ / 2018
Todd Bowles
OAK / 2017
Jack Del Rio
PHI / 2015
Chip Kelly
PIT / 2006
Bill Cowher
SEA / 2009
Jim Mora
SF / 2016
Chip Kelly
TB / 2018
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TEN / 2017
Mike Mularkey
WAS / 2019
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