The Redskins ultimately held on to offensive tackle Trent Williams at the trade deadline, but the club is hoping to deal the veteran lineman this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link).
Washington reportedly received a second-round offer from the Browns, but weren’t interested in moving Williams at that price. Instead, the team will carry Williams on its roster and attempt to trade him next February or March. At that point, Williams would have one year and $12.5MM in salary remaining on his contract.
The saga doesn’t simply end there, however. Williams failed his physical today after experiencing discomfort while putting on his helmet, and if the Redskins aren’t able to find a suitable helmet over the next few weeks, they will likely place Williams on the non-football injury list, ending his 2019 campaign before it begins, per Rapoport (Twitter link).
Williams, of course, underwent scalp surgery in April and had a benign growth removed. Even if Williams is placed on the NFI list, his contract will not toll, per RapSheet, although the Redskins could certainly be up for a legal challenge.
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