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Report: Redskins’ Pro Bowl LT Trent Williams wants new contract or trade

Jesse Reed
Trent Williams
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The Washington Redskins are diligently working to try and convince seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams to return. But according to Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, it’s not as simple as all that.

Speaking live on air Thursday, Garafolo shared that Williams has told the franchise he either wants a new contract or a trade.

Williams did not play at all last season due to a dispute he had with the Washington medical staff over cancerous growths on his scalp. He ultimately did report to the team but was placed on the non-football injury list when he did not pass a physical.

He’s set to make just $12.5 million this season, and none of that money is guaranteed. So, it’s hardly surprising that the seven-time Pro Bowler wants some financial security before making a commitment to a team he already has trust issues with.