Report: Redskins saying no to Trent Williams trade talks

Ben Krimmel
August 13, 2019 - 7:34 am
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The Trent Williams Saga rolls on.

As the standoff between the Washington Redskins and one of their top offensive players continues, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday night the team isn't listening to any trade offers for the multi-time Pro Bowl tackle.

Schefter later suggested a first-round and sixth-round draft pick could likely get the Williams deal done.

NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay reported Tuesday morning "three teams have been actively pursuing" Williams, with the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots the team most heavily chasing him.

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And a league source told Finlay the Pro Bowl tackle won't be with the Redskins by Labor Day.

The Fan's Craig Hoffman reported earlier this month Williams is telling friends he's prepared to sit out the season after The Washington Post reported the tackle had demanded a trade and when rebuffed asked for an improved contract. (Williams has been missing from action since he skipped mandatory minicamp.)

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden when asked about those reports in August if the team would trade Williams, said, "I would seriously doubt that. So, no."

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"I do not have an understanding on what it would take to get him back here. If I did, he'd be back here," Gruden said about what it might take to bring Williams back to the fold.

But according to Radio.com Sports Insider Jason La Canfora, the trade is only a matter of time.

Earlier this offseason La Canfora told Chad Dukes part of the reason for the holdout was a loss of trust between Williams and the organization.

"This is about his medical situation and his lack of trust in the organization and feeling it wasn't handled properly and telling other teammates about it and feeling that that trust has been broken with the front office and with the medical team," La Canfora said.

The Redskins, for their part, have sounded a united front in the media with coaches and executives reading from the same hymn sheet on Williams.

At the start of training camp, team president Bruce Allen said, “Trent has explained his position to me and we’ll see what happens, but right now we have to focus on the guys who are here,” Allen said, days after laughing off reports he would not report.

For now, the saga continues with no end in sight.

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