Pro Bowl offensive tackle Trent Williams remains set on leaving Washington, but Redskins don’t intend to fulfill him this wish any time soon.
According to NBC Sports Washington, three NFL teams engaged in active pursue in recent days and are trying to convince Redskins to part way with the player. Reportedly, reigning Super Bowl champions New England Patriots are one of those three teams.
However, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Washington was unmoved by the calls and inquiries and are set on keeping their franchise cornerstone.
CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, on the other hand, claims that the trade is going to happen and that it’s just “matter of time” before Williams leaves.
Trent Williams skipped all the team’s voluntary offseason activities and failed to report for mandatory mini-camp in spring and now the training camp. Sources close to the situation reported that Williams’ holdout isn’t about him forcing a new contract. Instead, the 31-year-old has issues with Washington Redskins’ coaches and medical staff who failed to diagnose a growth on his head that turned out to be a benign tumor.
While reports say that Williams doesn’t have the intention to play as a Redskin anymore, Washington obviously intends to try and mend their relationship with the player. If that doesn’t work out, however, trade is imminent and they could end up commanding a monster haul for him.