Report: Washington having trade talks regarding Trent Williams

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Trent Williams has made it reasonably clear he wants out of Washington.

It appears the team is now taking him seriously.

According to Jeff Howe of TheAthletic.com, Washington is “having trade discussions” regarding the Pro Bowl left tackle.

Williams is reportedly unhappy with the team over the handling of a medical issue this offseason. He had a benign tumor/growth removed from his scalp.

He also has two years left on his contract and could reasonably be considered underpaid.

Team officials have denied that the issues with Williams were that serious, and made it clear they wanted him back. It’s also unclear whether team president Bruce Allen’s phone is simply ringing from teams gauging the market or whether he’s the one dialing the numbers.

Regardless, moving Williams now would be a huge problem for a team breaking in a new quarterback, one way or another. Donald Penn was signed and has experience, but that’s a huge step down for the protection of either Case Keenum or Dwayne Haskins.

70 responses to “Report: Washington having trade talks regarding Trent Williams

  1. Come on Vikes! Trade Trae Williams. He won’t be on the team next year anyway.
    Then go ahead and sign Morris Claiborne. Step down but something.

  2. Boston homer press reported 2 hours ago they were talking to the Pats, so there’s one possible trading partner.

  3. All these players demanding trades, more money while under signed contracts. Let them rot. When the contract is up thats when you have negotiation, unless the team gives you a better deal.

  4. Trade him to my favorite team for a small return consisting of players that my team hardly even wants, and do it with absolutely no regard whatsoever for whether those players actually fit any of Washington’s needs. And we’ll throw in a sixth round pick!

  5. It’s a damn shame… he should be a possible HOFer who played his entire career in Washington. Redskins should get good market value or let him sit home.

  6. Risky situation for him with cancer and the tumors being near the brain in this post concussion awareness era NFL. But if he is asking the Redskins to take it slow with his recovery from cancer and they disagree I can understand his grievance.

  7. Come Earn a ring my son….. Earn a big payday… says obie-wan-kan-obie….aka Coach Belichick.

  8. Love Trent Williams , but if he doesn’t want to be in DC then get the best value for him via trade . If teams low ball you them hold onto him until the off season . If Trent wouldn’t report then he can sit out this season . Treat is letting down his fellow teammates and he got the Redskins to bring in AP last season . Well AP needs Trent this year so he should be there for him. Trent needs to forgive and go play unless his medical issue is life threatening.

  9. Wash goes from a 6-10 or 5-11 team WITH Trent to a 2-14 or 3-13 team WITHOUT Trent!

  10. lotta teams can use a proven high end LT whos not too expensive.
    Bruce better not let this be for a 5th rnd pick or worse. there should be ample competition for him. he is one of your few valuable pieces that can net a decent return.

  11. Trent needs to forgive and go play unless his medical issue is life threatening.
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    And if it’s life threatening, he has to retire.

  12. Hopefully Houston pulls the trigger and makes a reasonable trade for him. I’d like to see it be a 2 or a 3, but it wouldn’t be the end of the world if we sent a 1 for him. That pick would likely be an LT anyways and we spent our last 1 on a small school lineman who was a former QB.

  13. There no doubt are a number of teams that could really use Trent Williams talent. The Redskins, of course, are one of them. Yet somehow Bruce Allen and Dan Snyder find a way to drive off talented players. They can bring talent in by grossly overpaying, but the homegrown talent is left in the lurch.

    One of the teams with a big hole at left tackle should pony up a first round pick, pay Williams a little more money, and enjoy seeing their QB get elite protection.

  14. He’s going back to the Patriots. That would be one of the most blindsided troll moves by Belichick.

  15. “We’ll give you Riley Reiff and a second-round pick.

    Rick Spielman

    They might on a trade that gives them a replacement like Rieff, but let’s sweeten the deal and throw in Treadwell. If push comes to shove we could dangle Hilton Hill out there too. This is too good an opportunity to pass up

  16. “He’s going back to the Patriots. That would be one of the most blindsided troll moves by Belichick.”

    Not sure why that would be either a troll move or a blindside move. They did the same thing last year with Trent Brown. This seems like a perfectly normal Belichick move actually.

  17. New England makes so much sense. They can create the cap room by extending Brady, which is gonna happen anyway. They want a 1rst rnd pk between 29-32? Give it to them.

  18. They wont get top value for him, with his injury and suspension history, probably a conditional 3rd round pick. Still better than nothing.

  19. Houston makes the most sense, if they even have someone who is authorized to make trades at this point. They might be able to get him for a 2 and a 4 or 5, and they will be in an exponentially better position to make a deep run.

  20. paul82461 says:

    July 31, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    All these players demanding trades, more money while under signed contracts. Let them rot. When the contract is up thats when you have negotiation, unless the team gives you a better deal.
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    Well then that should go both ways correct? Teams shouldn’t cut players under contract or shouldn’t ask for players to take pay cuts or try to trade players.

  21. If they even get two ham sammiches for this underwhelming player (last few years he has been remarkably average at best), then they’ll have gotten what he’s worth. Time has caught up with this clown and he’ll use drugs and the next team will get his even bigger suspension.

  22. This whole discussion reminds me of that guy in your fantasy football League who keeps trying to trade you Philip Rivers, Tevin Coleman and his #2 WR for Alvin Kamara

  23. Any trade deal should be with the condition that Bruce Allen is traded along with Trent Williams. Redskins fans would accept losing the best pass protector in the League if they were assured to get rid of Bruce at the same time.

    HTTR!

  24. If he goes to Philadelphia, it’ll be confirmation that the Eagles have dirt on every GM in football, or have created deals with the devil.

  25. if you reading this Trent, we need you in LA with the Chargers…. Love to have you and we will go to the playoffs with you brother. Make it happen!

  26. FootballSeasonRules says:
    July 31, 2019 at 3:10 pm
    He’s going back to the Patriots. That would be one of the most blindsided troll moves by Belichick.

    How do you go back to a team you have never played for? I think you’re thinking of Trent Brown not Trent Williams.

  27. I’ve been saying the vikings should trade for williams since they picked up cousins. Reiff and a 4th round pick. hey, you can have treadwell for free too!

  28. Trent has wasted his entire HOF career in Washington.

    He deserves a chance to win a SB.

    Good luck Trent!
    Skins fan

  29. Kelvin Beachum and a 3rd. This clears cap for Washington and the Jets can give him an extension

  30. Clowney for him and a second rounder. Texans need LT and I’d rather them break the bank on help for Watson than on a player who thinks he deserves to be paid Mack money

  31. Just like the Skins to throw their best player under the bus. And have the “President” Bruce Allen deflecting and talking out both sides of his mouth about it. Yet, another example of the Redskin’s dysfunctional mismanagement. Trent deserves better. So do Redskin fans.

  32. Interesting note: Greg Robinson’s contract only guarantees the Browns left tackle $500K this season.

    His release would offset $6.5 million of Trent Williams’ base salary ($10.85 million) if Cleveland shows legitimate interest in a potential trade.

  33. New England might just be interested in protecting TB with the best left tackle in the league for the remainder of his career. This man should not be on the trade block. As a die hard Skins fan I ask, will the Redskins ever stop being the Redskins. This is so typical.

  34. romosmicrodongs says:
    July 31, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    last year i packed all my skins gear into a box, i think this is the year i ship it off to fedex field.

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    And do it via UPS.

  35. @billzbubb says:
    July 31, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    One of the teams with a big hole at left tackle should pony up a first round pick, pay Williams a little more money, and enjoy seeing their QB get elite protection.

    Team don’t typically trade 1st round picks for a 31 year old Left Tackle and then pay him top market value, especially when he is demanding a trade. I think the Redskins will be lucky to get a 3rd rounder for Williams at this point or a decent player and a later round pick 4th/5th. If he was 28 or younger without a recent injury history, then yes it would be feasible to get a 1st rounder, but not at 31 with recent injury issues.

  36. If it’s true they’re entertaining a trade, I would think the Pats would be talking to them. The Pats will be OK at tackle IF their draft pick Wynn pans out. But that is a big IF because he’s unproven. It would be a smart insurance policy if they can swing a deal.

  37. hailtothenamechange says:
    July 31, 2019 at 2:24 pm
    Trade him to my favorite team for a small return consisting of players that my team hardly even wants, and do it with absolutely no regard whatsoever for whether those players actually fit any of Washington’s needs. And we’ll throw in a sixth round pick!
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    Conversely…the skins have ZERO leverage. He’s done w/ them and while extremely talented is 31 years old with a lengthy injury history.

    Your boys will be lucky to get even one mid round pick for him.

  38. I think a great trade option for two teams with holdouts this year would be for the Redskins to call up the Chargers and propose a player swap of Trent Williams for Melvin Gordon and draft considerations (maybe a 2020 4th or a 2021 3rd).

    The Redskins would then have a dynamic dual at running back with AP and Gordon, plus have a young RB for their future to grow with their rookie QB and an insurance policy in case AP hits an age cliff.

    The Chargers would then have a replacement for their own All-Pro Left Tackle Russell Okung who has been out while being treated for a pulmonary embolism he experienced last month. There isn’t a current time table for Okung’s return, but once he did come back then the Chargers could swing either Williams or Okung to Right Tackle or Left Guard to improve their O-Line, which seems to be their weakest area right now.

    The Redskins are in a tough spot due to Williams trade demand/holdout, and pairing a young talented RB with their rookie QB would take some needed pressure off the QB as he develops and then would present substantial returns in the future. The Chargers have strong back up RBs so they can afford to ship Gordon off and would have both a short term and long term solution to their O-line problems. I think this trade would be a win-win for both teams.

  39. Arizona GM Steve Keim needs to get on the phone and get that deal done. Williams would be a tremendous upgrade giving them a pretty freaking good O-Line. Offer up a 2nd round pick & LT DJ Humphries to get DJ off the books. Good deal for both teams, Washington gets good value for a guy who clearly doesnt want to be there and Arizona gets an older but still extremely good LT.

  40. Something tells me that Washington will find a way to mess even this up. They’ll probably demand too much, get mad, and then go on their way to 4-12 instead of the 6-10 that we’re all expecting.

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