Trent Williams placed on non-football injury list
Trent Williams plan to report to the Washington Redskins and get paid this season without playing is not going too great.
Washington on Thursday announced that they have placed Williams on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list. That means Washington can keep Williams on their roster without having to release him. They also have the option of not paying Williams for this season.
Williams already had missed eight games by the time he reported, so he had forfeited half of his $11 million salary for the season. The team does not need to pay him for the remaining half of the season now, either.
The bigger question is whether Williams’ contract will toll for next season. Williams is under contract to make $12.5 million next season. If his contract tolls, that would keep him with Washington for two more seasons, as the lineman would not get credit for this season being towards his contract.
Williams has made it clear since the offseason that he would not play for Washington again. The Redskins either have failed to recognize that, or they’re too busy cutting off their noses to spite their faces with a refusal to part ways with the Pro Bowler, much to the fury of opposing teams. The two sides are now clashing over the medical care provided to the lineman, which has resulted in possible case with the NFLPA.