The Redskins are holding mandatory mini-camp for the next 3 days, and almost everyone is in attendance. One big absence is starting left tackle Trent Williams.
He has been battling injuries for most of his career, and last year was no different. He had knee surgery after the 2017 season, and was still dealing with lingering issues there. He also had thumb surgery in November that caused him to miss 3 games. He also pulled out of this year's Pro Bowl citing injury, and had offseason surgery to remove a growth from his scalp.
Williams has not played a full 16 games in a season since 2013, and has only done it twice in his 9 year career with the Redskins.
Ian Rapoport is report that Williams is looking for a new deal from the Redskins. Erin Hawksworth reports that he wants a new deal or a trade.
He signed a 5 year, $66 million entension in 2015. Williams has 2 years and $24 million left on that deal. His extension averaged $13.2 million per year, which is still the 6th highest in the NFL for a LT. Taylor Lewan is currently the league's highest-paid LT after signing a 5 year, $80 million extension with the Titans last July.
How much is Trent Williams worth to the Redskins? How long will a 31 year old(next month) Trent Williams be playing at a high level?