It has been made clear to me there is no salvageable relationship between the Washington Redskins and Trent Williams. I’ve spoken to multiple sources from both sides and here’s where it stands:— Dianna (@diannaESPN) March 25, 2020
Trent has always respected, liked owner Dan Snyder- there have never been issues. As a former captain, the 7x pro bowler really wants to be able to move on from Washington but still return one day and possibly be part of the ring of honor. He wants the relationship to be healthy— Dianna (@diannaESPN) March 25, 2020
I’m told Washington tried to negotiate, but believe they can’t just give a player like Trent away for small value in return. From what I learned, Wash believes they have been flexible and this is on Williams’ agency. The agency believes Wash has been inconsistent in their ask.— Dianna (@diannaESPN) March 25, 2020
While Washington has tried to trade Williams, it doesn't want to let him go for pennies. If a strong suitor emerges, then it's more likely Williams starts the season with a new team. Until then, he'll unfortunately remain with the organization.
The 31-year-old was drafted by Washington fourth overall in the 2010 NFL Draft and has spent nine seasons with Washington. He's been a big part of the scheme and anchor for the offensive line. Williams is a seven-time Pro Bowler and ranked 81 on the NFL's Top 100 list in 2019.
If Williams does move on from Washington, it's likely he moves to a contender or a team that has the chance to make a deep run in the playoffs.
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