NFL rumors: Jadevon Clowney, Trent Williams trades could get ‘wrapped up pretty quickly’
As NFL teams play their “dress rehearsal” third preseason games, the rumor mill is flooding with players potential leaving their respective organizations. Chief among the players is Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, and Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams.
Rumors of both being traded have dominated the rumor mill, but nothing has quite come to fruition — yet. NFL insider Benjamin Allbright reports, on Twitter, that he suspects “both the Trent Williams and Jadeveon Clowney situations are going to get wrapped up pretty quickly,” as they each have “multiple suitors.”
I suspect both the Trent Williams and Jadaveon Clowney situations are going to get wrapped up pretty quickly.
Both have multiple suitors.
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) August 23, 2019
Allbright has built up a resume of correct information. An instance of doing so was that weeks before the 2019 NFL Draft, Allbright was one of the first to leak that the Arizona Cardinals would take Kyler Murray at No. 1 overall. That was far before most presumed they’d do so.
After his third straight Pro-Bowl season, the Texans franchise-tagged Clowney; to the dismay of the player. The thought of doing so what that he’d sign a long-term extension, but the deadline to do so passed on July 15th. Recently, rumors have heated up that the Texans will trade him. Hall of Fame voter and long-time Houston Chronicle journalist John McClain said on August 13th that he “wouldn’t be surprised” if Clowney was traded.
Clowney won’t be able to sign a long-term contract until after the 2019 season ends.
As for Williams, the seven-time Pro Bowler has requested a trade and claims he will not play for Washington again. Doing so is due to a dispute over the team’s historically shaky medical staff; who misdiagnosed a growth on his head earlier this offseason. Multiple times, Redskins brass has stated that they will not trade the left tackle. On Thursday, it was reported that the New England Patriots offered a first-round pick for him, but were denied. That was later proved to be false by NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport.