The Arizona Cardinals could use some help on the offensive line.
Trent Williams continues his holdout with the Redskins.
Could the teams work out a trade for the Pro Bowl left tackle?
Speculation heated up when Arizona restructured Chandler Jones’ contract, freeing up $4 million against the salary cap this season.
While a lot of speculation surrounding a potential player the Cardinals could target with its new salary cap space centered around Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, Williams’ name also came up.
The Arizona Republic’s Bob McManaman wrote:
“What might make more sense for the Cardinals is to see if they can use the money they freed up in the Jones’ restructure and possibly work a trade for Redskins left tackle Trent Williams. He wants out of Washington after feeling the team training staff misdiagnosed an offseason medical scare. A seven-time Pro Bowl selection, Williams, 31, has refused to report to the team. He was scheduled to make $9.5 million this season and $12.5 million in 2020 before becoming an unrestricted free agent. If the Cardinals can acquire him without giving up too much, they could try to re-work his deal and have him finish the year as their starting right tackle. With left tackle D.J. Humphries in the final year of his rookie deal, the Cardinals could move Williams to left tackle in 2020, re-sign Humphries and have him switch to right tackle, or find a new right tackle through the draft or free agency. Marcus Gilbert, whom Arizona acquired in a trade with the Steelers earlier this year, is lost for the season after suffering a torn ACL and is set to become a free agent.”