John Dorsey admits talks with Washington, but it “takes two to tango”

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Team officials in Washington “emphatically” denied a rumor of a Trent Williams trade to Cleveland, according to a report Tuesday.

A day later, Browns General Manager John Dorsey admitted publicly he has talked to Washington president Bruce Allen.

“We’ve had a few conversations,” Dorsey said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “It takes two to tango.”

Dorsey never named the player he was talking to Allen about, and added he will make more than one phone call before the trading deadline to try to improve the roster.

The Browns traded offensive lineman Austin Corbett to the Rams on Tuesday.

Cleveland could use a left tackle as Dorsey made it clear he isn’t happy with the play of Greg Robinson, whom Dorsey said “needs to be more consistent.”

Dorsey acknowledged he would love to upgrade his offensive line.

“Yeah, but that’s coming down the road,’’ Dorsey said. “It’s a hard position to acquire, especially at this time of year. We’ll make a million phone calls. We’ll constantly work the phones. If nothing happens, we’ll move onto the next project. If we think we can improve the position, we’ll make a move if it’s right for this organization.’’

21 responses to “John Dorsey admits talks with Washington, but it “takes two to tango”

  1. The Skins are fools for not trading Williams yet (though that’s just par for the course for a Snyder led organization). He’s not coming back because of that medical staff and their season is over already, better to trade him now and pick up another 1st for next year’s draft to give the next HC some quality pieces to build the team up with.

  2. The Skins should seriously try to swap for Michael Bennett as Pats have greater need of an o-lineman. Other than that any team with any sense should just wait for the saga to play out and then call Trent’s agent if/when he’s free.

  3. We supposedly live in a free country but an individual can’t quit his job and go work for someone else that wants to hire him. Something is wrong with that picture.

  4. Some might call them fools for not caving into a player’s demands, but for once, I think they are doing the right thing by making him stay put. Think about how things might have been different this season if Trent didn’t make the selfish decision to abandon his teammates and coaches this season? Gruden is gone and Guice was injured on a poorly blocked play. Just a bad situation all around.

  5. This is why the Redskins suck. The fact that they didn’t start a bidding war and fleece someone desperate already is mind-boggling.

  6. “patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    October 16, 2019 at 2:51 pm
    We supposedly live in a free country but an individual can’t quit his job and go work for someone else that wants to hire him. Something is wrong with that picture.”
    —————————————————————————————
    He has a contract to do a job. He can quit but there are pre-determined consequences…!!! In case you don’t know how a contract works.

  7. With Tumsil setting the market,[2] 1st round picks, for starting premire Lt’s in the league, Washington would be foolish not to trade Williams to Cleveland.

  8. The Browns need an offensive lineman, so they don’t have to accept the reality that Baker’s Dozen isn’t that good. The Skins need to get rid of Trent while they can get something for him and move on, pick up some draft picks. Trent obviously doesn’t want to be here, so the posturing makes no sense to me.

  9. Redskins fans….who was worse? Bruce or Vinny? I still say Vinny. The guy knew nothing about football. But then again that gives Vinny a viable excuse. He was just a pal of Snyder with little NFL experience. Bruce doesn’t have that excuse to fall back on. Geesh….difficult choice.

  10. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    October 16, 2019 at 2:51 pm
    We supposedly live in a free country but an individual can’t quit his job and go work for someone else that wants to hirehim. Something is wrong with that picture.
    +++
    It’s called a contract. There are multiple companies that have contract employees. The difference is, pro athletes get away with getting out of said contracts that the common person cannot do, with minimal to no penalties. Yet, you and I would have a significant penaltiy if we tried to break a contract with an employer. Also, we’d have a no compete clause for X amount of months if we actually were able to get out of said contract, which is difficult to do.

    Imagine if there was a no compete clause for pro athletes, where they’d have to sit out 12 months before they could work again. Or, they couldn’t work for X, Y, or Z company/franchise for 12 months.

    If you don’t think those contracts/ industries aren’t out there for us common folks, you’re wrong. I work in a field where that is the norm. Long ago I learned the hard way. It took a long time but, now I have 12 months set aside for just in case.

    Shedding a tear for an MLB, NBA, NFL or NHL player is a waste of time.

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