There appears to be some discord between Trent Williams and the Redskins.
The Washington tackle hasn’t reported for the team’s mandatory minicamp, with reports circulating that he wants a new contract.
Coach Jay Gruden addressed the rumors, adding that even if Williams was at minicamp he wouldn’t be able to practice due to a recent procedure to remove a growth on his scalp.
“We have been talking to Trent a little bit here and there, Gruden told reporters Tuesday. “He is not here (at practice), you are right. As far as holding out for whatever reasons, that is between Trent and (senior VP of football operations) Eric (Schaffer) and (team owner) Bruce (Allen). Hopefully, we’ll get it all situated soon and get him back here.
“I want him back in the worst way, but there is a business side to it.”
Williams, 30, has two years and $24 million left on the five-year, $66 million contract he signed in 2015, but the market has changed since then. Williams reportedly is looking for something more lucrative.
However, the contract might not be the only issue. The growth on Williams’ head caused a huge scare, and ProFootballTalk reported that Williams didn’t appreciate the way the Redskins handled that situation.
That report was further fueled by Jason La Canfora, who posted on Twitter that Williams told teammates he won’t play for the Redskins and has requested to be traded or released.
Trent Williams issues with Skins are not financial at all according to numerous sources with knowledge of the situation. He’s told teammates he has demanded a trade or his release from the club due to their handling of his recent medical situation. Has vowed not to play for them
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) June 5, 2019
Williams, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection, hasn’t played a full 16-game season since 2013 due to various injuries.