Trent Williams didn’t report to the Redskins mandatory mini-camp, and the reports/rumors began. Some reports have him unhappy with the Redskins medical staff, and their assessment of the growth on his head that has required multiple surgeries. There were also reports that he wants a new deal, and even that he doesn’t want to play for the team anymore, and has demanded a trade.
The latest wrinkle in this story was expected if Trent is truly pushing for a new deal. Mike Garafolo reports that Williams is not expected to report to training camp with his teammates this week.
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.
A major storyline to watch for the #Redskins. Dissatisfaction with their handling of his medical situation and his desire for a new contract are among the reasons for one of the top players at his position. https://t.co/BgxCwHNLLF— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 22, 2019
When discussing with @MikeGarafolo the expectation that #Redskins LT Trent Williams holds out, it was also important to note that Williams must be cleared to play. And considering the seriousness of his medical scare (with subsequent scalp surgeries), that is not a given.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 22, 2019