After insisting that left tackle Trent Williams was not on the trade block for the last few months, the Washington Redskins are reportedly changing their tune.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Washington is now open to trading the 31-year-old Williams. The seven-time Pro Bowler has not played all season.
Williams has been in a dispute with the organization, reportedly over how they handled a medical procedure he underwent this offseason. As a result, he has stayed away from the team.
If Williams is indeed on the market, expect plenty of interest before tomorrow's 4 p.m. deadline. The New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns make sense as potential fits.
Offensive line has been one of the biggest issues for the Browns this season and a major reason for the team's 2-5 start. Left tackle Greg Robinson was benched before yesterday's game, with Justin McCray starting in his place.
New England is undefeated and rolling along, but could use additional help at tackle. The Patriots also have the best offensive line coach in the NFL in Dante Scarnecchia.
It would behoove Washington to deal Williams in the next 24 hours, no matter where they send him. Better late than never that they are looking to make it happen.