Report: Trent Williams wants out of Washington over medical situation

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When Washington tackle Trent Williams skipped mandatory minicamp, we wondered whether it was about more than just wanting a new contract. It was.

Williams told teammates he wants to be traded or released because he’s upset with how the team handled his recent medical situation, Jason La Canfora of CBS reports.

A couple months ago, news broke that Williams had a benign tumor or growth removed from his head. Not a lot has been reported about exactly what happened, but Williams is apparently not satisfied that he got adequate medical care from the team. Williams has also had knee, thumb, and rib injuries.

Williams is a Pro Bowl left tackle who has two more years on his contract, so there would surely be teams interested in his services if Washington were to meet his trade demand. But given that Washington just spent a first-round draft pick on quarterback Dwayne Haskins, they’d likely prefer to have a good left tackle to put in front of him. So Washington will probably try to make nice with Williams, and hope he’s amenable to coming back at some point before the season starts.

6 responses to “Report: Trent Williams wants out of Washington over medical situation

  1. If you had asked me, who is the most important player on the Redskins roster, i would’ve said Dwayne Haskins. The second most important player though is Trent Williams. He has been a rock for them on that offensive line and is not remotely replaceable by anyone they currently have on their roster.

    The Redskins are currently using Ereck Flowers as their starting left tackle. Let that sink in. Haskins better limber up because he is going to be running for his life.

  2. Adrian Peterson who is Williams closest friend on the team was just asked about that from a reporter Peterson replied “I don’t know where that came from. I talk to him all the time and I’ve never heard him say that.” So pretty much fake news.

  3. Players should get independent medical advice first then go to the team doctor, these team doctors don’t have the player’s best interest at heart because they work for the team….follow the money.

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