UPDATE: Trent Williams reported before the deadline. He gets his accrued season
For what it's worth: Was told that Trent Williams did report by 4 p.m. That allows him to return without needing to have the Redskins apply to the commissioner for his reinstatement...— John Keim (@john_keim) October 29, 2019
And just like that the Trent Williams holdout has ended. The NFL’s trade deadline came and went and the Redskins weren’t able to get a deal done to move the Pro Bowl Left Tackle. Williams has now returned to the team, likely expecting to accrue a season, and get closer to free agency.
Dan Graziano says that might not be the way things go down. Since Williams was still holding out when the deadline passed, the Redskins will have to request that he be reinstated by Roger Goodell. There have been reports that Williams still has to recover from previous injuries. It makes zero sense for Bruce Allen to ask for reinstatement at this point, which likely means Williams sits out the rest of the year. The Redskins will then begin the trade dance again next year with 2 years left on Williams’ contract.
A big move on deadline day: Trent Williams holdout is over, per source. He has reported back to the Redskins.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 29, 2019
Ian Rapoport reports that Williams contract won’t toll, and he will begingetting paid for this season. This contradicts Graziano’s report, and we will have to wait for more details about what will actually happen now that Williams is back.
#Redskins LT Trent Williams was the subject of trade talks that ultimately didn’t come to fruition… and now the team and his agent Vince Taylor confirm that he’s in the building. His contract won’t toll, he’ll now get paid… and we’ll see when he plays.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 29, 2019
We need more details!
Again, assuming this happened before 4 pm ET, he can play. If it was after, the team would have to apply to the commissioner's office for his reinstatement. https://t.co/0OuNh8jDOK— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) October 29, 2019
Trent Williams missed eight weeks and is to make a little more than $5.7 million in salary for the rest of this season. He also has per-game bonuses of $15,625. He's due $12.5 million in salary next season, then is eligible for unrestricted free agency.— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) October 29, 2019
More drama coming?
The Redskins could still try to fight over whether Trent Williams gets credit for this year. I dont think they would win. The blueprint is laid out here.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) October 29, 2019
Not trading him was baffling. https://t.co/ftHT7xoWHR
Pay but no play
Source tells me that while Trent Williams has reported to the Redskins, he has no intention of playing this season.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 29, 2019