Washington Redskins star offensive tackle Trent Williams has been holding out of training camp this summer, reportedly vowing that he won’t suit up for the team again “period.”
Williams is reportedly unhappy with how the Redskins medical staff diagnosed and treated a “serious” medical issue last year. He apparently doesn’t want to play for Washington anymore, but at the same time, the Redskins have said they aren’t trading him.
Tonight, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Washington’s stance has not changed. Despite overtures from other teams, they have no intention of dealing the seven-time Pro Bowler.
The 31-year-old Williams still has two years remaining on the five-year, $68 million contract he signed back in 2015.
Washington has told multiple teams this summer it is not trading 7-time Pro Bowl OT Trent Williams, per sources. Williams has held out of camp, but Washington hasn’t flinched. Teams repeatedly have called about Williams, teams have inquired, and so far, teams have been rebuffed.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 13, 2019
This stalemate between Williams and the ‘Skins has gone on for some time. Eventually, somebody has to win.
If Williams is intent on remaining a holdout, Washington will probably have no choice but to find a trade partner for him at some point.
Needless to say, this is not the situation you want to be in with your left tackle a few weeks before the season opener.