The NFL trade deadline has come and gone, and Trent Williams is still under contract with the Washington Redskins. Williams has been holding out since June. The reasons for the holdout are reportedly about his contract and the Redskins handling of his medical condition.
Bruce Allen was reportedly adamant about not trading Williams until after the season. That stance changed over the last few days, and the Redskins began taking calls about trades. They wanted a 1st round pick and/or a playmaker with additional picks. The Browns were the most interested, but they couldn’t come close enough on a deal to make it happen.
Dan Graziano reports that since Trent Williams is still holding out, he can’t report to the team, which was reported to be his plan. The Redskins would have to request he be reinstated by the NFL Commissioner. Trent can’t report after the deadline, and still accrue a season which would have gotten him one year closer to free agency. Williams will now likely be sidelined until the offseason. The Redskins will get cap credits for the remainder of this year, and will have him under contract for two years when they look to trade him next year.