Report: Patriots not interested in trading for Trent Williams
The Patriots are not – and have not been – in the business of trading for Redskins OT Trent Williams. They did not offer a first round pick for him. He's not on their radar.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 22, 2019
This comes after a report by Kevin Sheehan of The Team 980 in Washington who said the Patriots had offered a 2020 first-round draft pick in exchange for Williams but were told by the Redskins that wasn’t enough.
The Redskins have made it clear that they have no interest in trading Williams and Williams has made it clear he won’t play for the Redskins so, at some point, something is going to have to give.
The Redskins believe that at some point Williams will change his mind and return to the team. CBS NFL insider Jason La Canfora reports that the relationship is beyond repair because Williams doesn’t Bruce Allen or the Redskins medical team.
This all stems from a growth on Williams’s head that the Redskins medical staff told him not to worry about. Williams got a second opinion and ultimately got it removed. It was not cancerous but there was some concern leading into the procedure that it might be.
Earlier this week Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he had no update on Williams situation.
“There are no updates whatsoever,” Gruden said to reporters Monday. “We’re preparing with the guys we have right now. That’s all we can do. We’re getting Geron (Christian Sr.) ready. We’re getting (Donald) Penn ready. So we’ll go that route.”
It’s unclear when this might work itself out but one thing is clear, he won’t be joining the New England Patriots.