Redskins Star Drawing Trade Interest Ahead of NFL Draft: Report

Dan Mennella
April 23, 2020 - 12:23 pm

The Redskins' fractured relationship with left tackle Trent Williams' is once again churning the NFL rumor mill at an intriguing juncture on the league's calendar.

Williams, who has previously held out over contract disputes and what he claimed was the mishandling of an injury, was reportedly drawing trade interest from at least four teams in the hours prior the league's annual draft on Thursday, held "virtually" this year due to the coronavirus crisis.

The Browns, Vikings, Eagles and Jets were said to be signaling the strongest interest in the 31-year-old seven-time Pro Bowler and one-time second-team All-Pro, according to the Washington Post.

The Redskins were said to be seeking a second-round draft pick in exchange for Williams, according to Grant Paulsen of 106.7 The Fan in DC.

Williams, who missed time last year while holding out and later said the Redskins medical staff misdiagnosed a concussion and tried to rush him back onto the field, surfaced in rumors prior to last October's trade deadline, though nothing materialized.

The Redskins churned over their front office and coaching staff this offseason, fueling renewed hope of a detente between Williams and the organization. New head coach Ron Rivera reportedly spoke with Williams, but apparently little came of it in terms of changing Williams' long-term future with the team.

Washington selected the Oklahoma standout with the fourth overall pick back in 2010.

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