Ron Rivera on left tackle: There’s a couple of guys out there we’ve talked about

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Trent Williams requested a trade away from Washington long before Ron Rivera became the team’s head coach, but the previous regime opted not to make a deal involving the veteran left tackle.

A trade finally got done during the draft as Williams went to the 49ers for a 2020 fifth-rounder and 2021 third-rounder, which allows both sides to move forward from a contentious relationship. Now Washington will have to find a new left tackle and the best in-house option may be fourth-round pick Saahdiq Charles.

Rivera said on The Team 980 that the team was “very fortunate” to land Charles, but that they have other options that they’re exploring as well.

“There’s still a couple guys out there that we’ve talked about,” Rivera said, via NBCSportsWashington.com.

Jason Peters is the first name that comes to mind as the two-time All-Pro remains unsigned, although it’s not clear if he’s at the top of whatever list Rivera is working with. Kelvin Beachum and Greg Robinson are also free agents that Washington could consider if they don’t want to go all-in on Charles.

11 responses to “Ron Rivera on left tackle: There’s a couple of guys out there we’ve talked about

  1. the fact that they didnt take Cleveland’s first round pick last year is an idiotic move, not taking that for an aging disgruntled, injured LT is just down right stupid, now they have a 2nd year QB, and what you have to protect his blindside is a QUESTION MARK, good luck with that, not really tho, unless they sign Peters, Haskins is cooked…

  2. I don’t see the Redskins considering Jason Peters because he’s represented by the same agent who represents Trent Williams, Vincent Taylor. There seems to be a lot of bad blood between Taylor and Washington, so that just seems like a bad idea from the start.

  3. extemporaneous, that is just another reason why players should avoid that agent. He will derail your career.

  4. People will certainly flame Haskins if he doesn’t perform well this year but I’m not exaggerating when I see NO QB is in a worse situation than he is. Think about it. His O-Line outside of Brandon Scherff, does not have a single player who would start on most NFL rosters. His blind side is going to be protected by either a 4th round pick(Charles) or a former 3rd round bust(Geron Christian). Then look at his weapons, his starting TE is going to be Logan Thomas or Richard Rodgers – 2 guys who would struggle to make most NFL rosters. And and wideout while McClaurin is a stud, imagine if he got hurt. Their #2 is Kelvin Harmon, #3 is Steven Sims, and behind that is Antonio Gandy Golden, Trey Quinn, and Cody Latimer. That is by far the weakest & youngest wide receiver group in the league.

    Finally at RB you have an ancient Adrian Petersen, a guy in Derrius Guice who has played 5 games in 2 years, and are banking on a rookie 3rd rounder Antonio Gibson to provide spark. It’s truly sad but from the protection to weapons Haskins is literally surrounded by youth and little talent. It’s hard to imagine any QB truly developing in that setting. If that defense doesn’t become top 10 like they have the talent to do, there is no reason to think they will win more than 3-4 games.

  5. ReadyPlayer2One says:
    April 30, 2020 at 7:54 am

    the fact that they didnt take Cleveland’s first round pick last year is an idiotic move

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    Lucky for the Browns the idiotic offer was countered by said idiotic move.

  6. They would have been able to get arguably the best tackle in the draft ( since the Giants kinda reached on Andrew Thomas, or had their pick of the best WR in the draft with Cleveland’s pick. Idiotic.

  7. Just everyone keep in mind that this was a Bruce Allen thing that screwed everything up.

  8. Everyone knows not trading him last year was idiotic. That’s why the guy that didn’t trade him got fired. Rivera and Kyle Smith are cleaning up Bruce Allen’s mess.

  9. The Redskins’ future depends on how well Haskins performs. The giant hole at left tackle (and left guard) doesn’t provide much room for optimism.

  10. ReadyPlayer2One says:
    April 30, 2020 at 7:54 am
    now they have a 2nd year QB, and what you have to protect his blindside is a QUESTION MARK, good luck with that, not really tho, unless they sign Peters, Haskins

    -Trent didn’t play last year, you talk like “omg what are they going to do now that his name isn’t on a piece a paper.” They didn’t have him before, he’s no less or more cooked than last year. Enough hyperbole

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