Trent Williams ends holdout, reports to Redskins as deadline passes

Chris Lingebach
October 29, 2019 - 3:56 pm
Trent Williams ends holdout, reports to Redskins

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The NFL trade deadline came and went Tuesday and the Redskins were unable to free themselves of disgruntled left tackle Trent Williams.

But there was still one twist still to come in this saga: Williams had ended his holdout and reported to Redskins Park minutes after the deadline passed.

Follow along the waves of emotion throughout this roller-coaster of an afternoon.

First thing Tuesday morning, reports emerged that the Redskins were engaged in trade talks with the Browns over Williams, but the two sides remained far apart in terms of the return. The Redskins were said to be asking for a first-round pick and/or second-year corner Denzel Ward in return, while the Browns were thinking more along the lines of a couple mid-round picks and call it a day.

Ward was the fourth-overall pick in 2018 and made the Pro Bowl his rookie season, a young, controllable asset the Browns would be crazy to give up.

Details about a potential Redskins-Brown deal then began trickle out throughout the afternoon leading up to Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline:

As far as public mockery goes, the Redskins were getting dunked on left and right for their reported ask of Ward.

And then, the deadline passed: no deal.

Minutes later, Williams reported to Ashburn. And just like that, six months of speculation went up in smoke.

And still, there's uncertainty about how this ultimately plays out.

I'm sure it's not all awkward between Trent Williams and Bruce Allen in Ashburn right now...

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