By Lewis Gould
Trent Williams’ agent has given the Redskins an ultimatum:
He claims the organization has not acted in good faith regarding his client, and, in a statement to ESPN, Vince Taylor said the relationship had reached a point where the team should trade or release Williams, a seven-time Pro Bowl tackle.
Taylor said, “Despite its knowledge of the irreconcilable differences, Washington was unable (or unwilling) to negotiate a trade of Williams. The team then gave Williams and his representatives the right to seek trading partners. Williams’ representatives provided the team with trading options, but the Redskins have shown no interest in negotiating in good faith, and, in fact, have given inconsistent demands on what it wants in return for a trade.”
New Redskins coach Ron Rivera spoke with Williams over the phone earlier this offseason and the two met in person one time for five minutes.
Washington gave permission for Williams to seek a trade on March 5. But, a source said, the Redskins have made it clear they won’t give Williams away. They would like to get a second-round pick in return, but also have hinted that they’d be flexible with the compensation. They have also placed more of the burden on Williams to strike a deal with a team before they can proceed. The Redskins have talked to teams about Williams.