On Thursday afternoon, the Washington Redskins placed perennial Pro Bowl offensive lineman Trent Williams on the non-football injury list.
The move ends Williams’ season, even though it never truly started in the first place.
Williams remained absent from the team for the first half of the season. He claimed the team misdiagnosed a medical issue, which led to his decision to hold out. He underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his head.
Now it looks like he won’t receive the remaining $6 million on his contract this season.
By placing their starting LT Trent Williams on the non-football illness list, two important notes: 1. His season is over. 2. The team doesn’t have pay the roughly $6M left of his salary.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 7, 2019
The star left tackle asserted the Redskins deemed his medical issue as “minor.”
“We literally caught it within weeks of metastasizing through to my brain to my skull,” Williams said via ESPN. “Extracting it was the only thing they could do. Doing radiology on it would have put a cap on my life I think 15 years was the most I would have had after I started chemo. So I had to cut it out.”
Washington reportedly plans to trade Williams during the off-season, something the team was reluctant to do before the trade deadline. The Cleveland Browns were reportedly in the mix for Williams during the season and could be after the season as well.