By Lewis Gould
The Redskins placed offensive tackle Trent Williams on the non-football injury list, and now they are not paying his remaining $5.1 million base salary for the 2019 season.
Other notable players on the NFI list this season have included Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Russell Okung, but both were paid roughly 35-40% of their salaries while unable to be on the field.
The Redskins decided not to pay Williams for the remainder of this season after paying him last week when he returned to the team. Williams last week revealed a cancer diagnosis that played a part in his lengthy holdout and distrust of the Washington medical staff and organization.
When asked if he was disappointed or surprised by the Redskins’ decision, Williams said it was combination of the two.
“I mean it’s a little bit of both,” Williams told ESPN. “You expect it and it’s still disappointing. It is what it is. That’s their option.”
Williams is unsure of what his next step is, however.
“I don’t know what options I have, I will probably lean on the [players’ association] for that,” Williams said. “I don’t know much more about it.”