Redskins Reveal Trent Williams’ Return Status
The Redskins revealed Trent Williams’ return status this week. At this point, the team is optimistic.
Williams held out all last year due to a series of issues with the organization. Chief among them was how the team’s medical staff handled a growth on his head.
Although Williams returned to Washington before the trade deadline, he never actually participated in a game.
With Ron Rivera now at the helm of the Redskins, the hope has been that a new resolution would be reached between player and team.
Rivera is widely respected around the league, which will hopefully lend some credibility to the outreach he has done to Williams.
According to the Washington Post, people inside the Redskins organization believe there is a good chance Williams returns to the fold this offseason.
“Getting Williams to play for the Redskins again is ‘still a huge focus for Ron,’ the person said, adding that the ‘tea leaves’ indicate Williams will be back,” the Washington Post reported.
Washington is currently looking at a scenario where the team will lose Brandon Scherff to the free agent market.
Getting Williams back would definitely offset that blow a bit.
A seven-time Pro Bowler, Williams would lend instant credibility and ferociousness to Washington’s offensive line.
The team originally took him with the fourth overall pick in the 2010 NFL and he has produced in a major way ever since.
With the Redskins pushing all its chips into the center of the table and betting on Dwayne Haskins being the quarterback of the future, having someone like Williams protect him would be absolutely huge.
Williams currently has $12.5 million left on his contract – none of which is guaranteed. If he cannot be convinced to give Washington another shot, presumably the team could try to trade him and walk away with something to the effect of a second round draft pick.
Still, the preferred option would obviously be Williams simply returning to the fold.
The Redskins have lost a lot of familiar names over the past few weeks. Josh Norman, Jordan Reed, Robert Davis and Adonis Alexander all found themselves on the way out.
Will Williams soon join that list? Time will tell.