Redskins news: Trent Williams trade market silent as a mouse
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Trent Williams trade market silent as a mouse

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Washington Redskins offensive lineman Trent Williams wants one of two things. He either wants a new deal that would make him the highest-paid left tackle in the NFL, or he wants to be traded.

Considering the fact that paying a 31-year-old who has not played since 2018 that type of money may not be the most prudent decision for a rebuilding franchise, the Redskins could explore the trade market, although they may not have much luck.

Michael Silver of Sports Illustrated says there has not been any trade interest in Williams around the league thus far. Silver notes that it could change, but that up until this point, no team has called Washington to inquire about Williams.

The Redskins attempted to move Williams before the Week 8 trade deadline in 2019 and were in talks with the Cleveland Browns, but the Browns felt Washington’s asking price was too high.

Williams has been at odds with the Redskins’ front office over the way they handled a growth on his head back in 2013. Washington told him it was nothing to worry about at the time, but in April 2019, Williams underwent a procedure to remove the growth because it was revealed to him that it was a type of cancer.

The seven-time Pro Bowler did not report to mandatory minicamp and asked to either be traded or released. However, the Redskins did not grant his request, and in late July, they placed Williams on the did not report list. He was reinstated in late October, but failed to pass a physical exam after experiencing discomfort when trying to put his helmet on due to scalp soreness from the surgery. He was then placed on the non-football injury list.