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Redskins Pressers: Trent Williams: Cancerous tumor was discovered 6 years ago

Bill Callahan and others answers questions after today's practice

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Bill Callahan and Greg Manusky spoke to the media after today's practice, but the real story was Trent Williams. He spoke to the media for the first time since his holdout started in June. He talked about the cancerous tumor that was discovered 6 years ago, trade rumors, and the guaranteed money left on his contract.

Washington Nationals:

Case Keenum:

Dwayne Haskins Jr.:

Trent Williams:

Greg Manusky Presser

Redzone plan:

Trent Williams Media Scrum


“Think how you describe to your 9-year-old, your 5-year-old that daddy might not be here,” Williams said of being told his life was in danger. “It’s tough.”

“I guess nobody took the time to see what was going on there,” Williams said. “Football was more important, and to me, it was more important too. I was told it was something minor so I didn’t really question them. But I mean the lump continued to grow over the years, it was concerning but there was no pain involved and if I’m being told by the very people I put my career in the hands of, people are telling me ‘I’m fine, I’m fine.’ That’s how I looked at it.”

“I got the team to finally get what I thought was a cyst extracted, and when they did, they found it wasn’t a cyst it was a tumor,” Williams said. “DFSP is what the cancer is called, a very rare soft tissue cancer. So they realized it was that and you know obviously five years it grew substantially than what it was when I first brought it to their attention.”



Guaranteed money:

Alex Smith:



“I just felt like that was done to embarrass me so to speak. Try to make it feel like, ‘Ain’t nobody want you; You’re not good enough for us to trade for. I felt like that was the play, more so than to get me moved.”




Medical staff:

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