The Washington Redskins continue to work towards getting offensive tackle Trent Williams back in the fold for the 2020 season. Williams sat out all of 2019 while feuding with the organization over its treatment of a medical issue.
Many expected Washington to trade Williams during the season, but the team elected to hold onto the seven-time Pro Bowler. The fact that the Redskins hired a new coaching staff definitely helps the chances that Williams suits up for them this fall.
Just last week, The Washington Post reported that getting Williams back is a “huge focus” for new head coach Ron Rivera. Rivera told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine this week that he’s had productive conversations with Williams recently.
However, the latest report from NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo Ian Rapoport indicates there’s more work to be done. Williams has made some contractual requests to the team.
“In the communication recently between Williams and the Redskins, Williams said ‘If you’re not going to re-do my deal, then trade me,'” Garafolo said.
#Redskins coach Ron Rivera says he’s had good talks with Trent Williams but sources tell me and @RapSheet there’s still work to be done on that front, as Williams has communicated to the team he wants a new contract or a trade. pic.twitter.com/SG7EYDmuNR
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 27, 2020
Williams is entering the final year of his deal. Do the Redskins want him back badly enough to make negotiations a priority in the coming weeks?
If they don’t, the trade rumors will heat up once again.