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The standoff between offensive deal with Trent Williams and the Washington Redskins continued Wednesday, with a report from NBC Athletics Washington’s JP Finlay stating the ‘Skins are hunting for a “deal of similar value” in return for the 31-year-previous, who has asked for a trade.
“They’re not staying stubborn,” 1 resource with know-how of the Redskins’ considering explained to Finlay.
Vince Taylor, Williams’ agent,formally requested a trade or launch for his shopper on Tuesday, for every NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo.
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“Despite its understanding of the irreconcilable differences, Washington was unable (or unwilling) to negotiate a trade of Williams,” Taylor said(h/t Sam Fortier and Les Carpenter of theWashington Article).
“The crew then gave Williams and his associates the appropriate to seek buying and selling partners. Williams’ associates presented the staff with investing solutions, but the Redskins have revealed no desire in negotiating in very good faith, and, in point, have supplied inconsistent needs on what it needs in return for a trade.”
Fortier and Carpenter also gave some background on what led Williams to re-affirm this ask for, which has been in location due to the fact very last calendar year:
“Williams requested to be traded previous summer, and he later on explained it was because his partnership with then-workforce president Bruce Allen fractured and simply because he dropped faith in the Redskins through what he identified as a botched health-related prognosis of a cancerous tumor on his head. Williams held out much of last season, returned in late Oct right after the team unsuccessful to deal him at the trade deadline and then, following suffering from distress putting on his helmet in the course of a medical exam, was positioned on the non-soccer injury record.“
Williams, a 7-time Professional Bowler, performed a hundred and twenty video games for the ‘Skins from 2010 to 2018. Washington took him fourth general in the 2010 draft out of Oklahoma.
Williams should not appear low-priced for any staff. For every Professional Football Aim, he’s allowed just just one sack about his past two complete seasons.
PFF also rated Williams as the third-very best offensive deal with in the league from 2016 to 2018.
As Finlay wrote, teams eager to aspect with a next-round pick would be in the mix for Williams, whilst that won’t show up to be a rate any franchise wishes to fork out ideal now.
In that regard, the ‘Skins may possibly have to settle for a offer of equivalent price to a second-spherical decide, potentially two 3rd-spherical decisions, for illustration.
SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano notably reported on March six that the New York Jets could be in the blend, whilst that was ahead of they absolutely retooled their offensive line by way of absolutely free agency. New York is also in position to draft a major offensive deal with from its slot at eleventh in general and signal him to a reasonable rookie deal without the need of offering up everything.
If the Jets aren’t an solution, Finlay outlined three other teams who may possibly be, like the Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
All three groups completed in the base 50 % of the league in modified sack level allowed, for every Soccer Outsiders, so Williams would boost their offensive traces as every squad seems to make the playoffs pursuing a down year.
The Dolphins have an embarrassment of riches in the 2020 draft with 3 first-round picks, two next-rounders and a third, so they could effortlessly be the preference. The Bucs have picks in every of the initial a few rounds additionally two in the fourth, whilst Cleveland has alternatives in the initially two rounds moreover a pair in the 3rd.
No matter of exactly where Williams winds up, all signs place to his Washington tenure ending before long.