The Washington Redskins are looking to make a big addition before free agency even begins. It appears the coaching staff is trying to persuade Trent Williams to return to the franchise for the 2020 season.
Williams held out last offseason because he was unhappy with how the medical staff handled a growth on his head. He returned to the Redskins before the trade deadline, but never actually appeared in a game last season.
Now that Washington is under a new coaching staff led by Ron Rivera, and team president Bruce Allen is gone, the team's tone has shifted with Williams. Their priority is to have the Pro Bowl offensive tackle back at the facility to discuss his future.
It does not sound like Williams is close to making a decision just yet. Nonetheless, The Washington Post is reporting that the Redskins believe there is a strong chance that Williams returns to action this fall. Here's what Les Carpenter and Mark Maske had to say, via The Washington Post:
Getting Williams to play for the Redskins again is “still a huge focus for Ron,” the person said, adding that the “tea leaves” indicate Williams will be back.
The return of Williams would help an offensive line that might lose Brandon Scherff in free agency.
Trent Williams is a seven-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman, earning that honor every year from 2012-18. He was the No. 4 pick out of Oklahoma in the 2010 NFL Draft.
If the offensive line for Washington is at full strength next season, it should only help the growth of Dwayne Haskins.