The Cleveland Browns have been linked to Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams, who has not played in a game this season as he continues to stay away from the team.
Williams is under contract through next season, but he’s feuding with the Washington organization and has shown no desire to play for them again. Interestingly, the Redskins have also said on numerous occasions that they won’t be trading Williams.
Today, Browns general manager John Dorsey spoke with the media and was asked about the possibility of acquiring Williams. His answer was telling.
Dorsey seemed to allude to the Redskins’ hard-line stance of holding onto their 31-year-old left tackle.
Dorsey asked if he’s spoken to Washington team president Bruce Allen: "We’ve had a few conversations.” (LT Trent Williams)… When Williams was referenced… “It takes two to tango."
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) October 16, 2019
Regardless of Washington’s insistence that they won’t be trading Williams, that shouldn’t stop Dorsey from pursuing the seven-time Pro-Bowler. Cleveland’s offensive line has been a major problem all year.
The Browns traded guard Kevin Zeitler in the offseason and shipped off 2018 second-round pick Austin Corbett yesterday. Corbett had not lived up to expectations in Cleveland.
Cleveland is 2-4 on the season. The Browns have a bye this week before taking on the New England Patriots in Week 8.
The NFL trade deadline is Tuesday, October 29.