Report: Trent Williams no longer has permission from Redskins to seek trade
Trent Williams has been trying to force his way out of Washington for a year now, and the Redskins at one point had granted the All-Pro offensive tackle permission to find a trade partner. However, that permission has reportedly expired.
The Redskins have informed Williams and his agent that they no longer have the green light to seek a trade, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. With the draft beginning on Thursday, Washington likely wants to have complete control of the situation in case they decide to deal Williams.
Interesting note on the Trent Williams situation: The #Redskins have closed the window for Williams and his agent Vince Taylor to work our a trade, sources tell me and @RapSheet. Teams often want full control of these situations heading into the draft and that’s the case here.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 22, 2020
As far as Williams is concerned, having permission to seek a trade didn’t matter much anyway. The seven-time Pro Bowler said last month that his camp had found at least one potential trade partner, but the Redskins were intentionally sabotaging deals.
We know of at least one team that is still interested in acquiring Williams, but it would not be a surprise if Washington is placing too high of a price tag on him. It doesn’t seem like William ever intends to play for the Redskins again, which doesn’t give the team much leverage in trade talks. That is the main reason the situation has yet to be resolved.