The Redskins are holding a mandatory mini-camp over the course of the next three days and one participant that hasn’t shown up is franchise cornerstone, Trent Williams.
Williams is reportedly holding out for a new contract and if those needs aren’t meant then Williams has asked to be traded.
Williams has battled injuries for the majority of his career. 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.
Williams signed a 5 year, $66 million extension in 2015. Williams has 2 years and $24 million left on that deal. His extension averaged $13.2 million per year which is good for 6th highest in the NFL in regards to left tackle.
The former No. 4 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft has made the Pro Bowl the last seven years in a row.
The Redskins would like Williams to be on the field to protect this year’s top draft pick quarterback Dwayne Haskins. But the team doesn’t seem to want to dish out a large extension to an injury-prone and aging left tackle.