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Report: Redskins talked to Pro Bowl LT Jason Peters, deal unlikely

Matt Johnson
Redskins, Jason Peters
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As the relationship between the Washington Redskins and Pro Bowl offensive tackle Trent Williams deteriorates, the organization has reportedly had discussions with signing another top offensive tackle.

According to ESPN’s John Keim, the Redskins engaged in discussions with Pro Bowl offensive tackle Jason Peters. The 38-year-old offensive tackle parted ways with the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason and is the top free-agent lineman available. However, Keim reports that a deal is unlikely to happen.

The front office was recently put under more pressure to trade Williams after his agent blasted the organization and demanded an immediate trade or a release. Williams is upset that the Redskins have been unable to trade him to this point, with the team reportedly seeking a second-round pick in return.

Washington granted the seven-time Pro Bowl tackle permission to seek a trade on March 5. Williams grew frustrated with the organization over his contract, sitting out the entire 2019 season, and the situation hasn’t improved under new head coach Ron Rivera. Further complicating any potential deal, Williams is seeking quarterback money in a new contract extension.

The Redskins seem ready to move on from Williams, even if they are still holding out on trade talks. The coaching staff is reportedly high on Geron Christian, a third-round pick in 2018, and wants to see how he performs at left tackle. It might be wise for the Redskins, though, to consider pursuing Peters to help protect Dwayne Haskins.