Al Galdi sounds off on the latest in the Trent Williams saga, including more absurdity from Trent’s agent.
Off what happened Tuesday, Trent Williams’ agent, Vincent Taylor, putting out a lengthy statement to various media outlets ripping the
Redskins and then yesterday we had some fallout…
Yesterday, NFL insider Albert Breer of The MMQB in a mailbag column was asked about Trent Williams’ trade value and wrote the following…
“My understanding is there have been suitors out there for Trent Williams. The trouble is-and I’ll be very clear about this-almost 100% [of this is] his contract situation. Last year, word circulated that Williams asked the Redskins for quarterback money. And the Redskins found interest over the last few weeks in Williams, only to have suitors push away from the table when apprised of the seven-time Pro Bowl tackle’s financial demands…That’s not to say Williams may not have a legitimate beef with the team, or that he isn’t worth more than he’s making. It’s just that if he really wants to be traded, he has to realistic about it, and work with the team here, since he’s under contract. If he’s more worried about making top dollar? Then play the year out, and hit the market next March. It’s that simple.”
Then we had ESPN NFL reporter Dianna Russini yesterday, put out a lengthy Twitter thread on where the Trent Williams saga stood based on having “spoken to multiple sources from both sides.” Some of the stuff that obviously was from Trent and/or Vincent Taylor was embarrassing.
Dianna said that it had been made clear to her that there was no salvageable relationship between the Redskins and Trent. Trent and Ron Rivera had met in person “for about 10-15 minutes a couple weeks ago, and afterwards there was not a feeling between the two that this was going to work.”
On Tuesday, ESPN Redskins insider John Keim in an articl said “Redskins coach Ron Rivera spoke with Williams over the phone earlier this offseason and the two met in person one time for five minutes.” Five minutes. That was it.
Russini continued saying, “Trent and his reps noticed the team met with free-agent players before meeting with him, which wasn’t a strong first impression of the new regime.”
Then here was the best part… Trent and/or Vincent Taylor brought up Trent potentially being inducted into the Redskins’ Ring of Fame! Tweeted Dianna: “Trent has always respected, liked owner Dan Snyder- there have never been issues. As a former captain, the 7x pro bowler really wants to be able to move on from Washington but still return one day and possibly be part of the ring of honor. He wants the relationship to be healthy”
Dianna said that the Trent’s agency found a team that wanted to trade for Trent and that the Redskins “tried to negotiate” but wouldn’t just give Trent away for a small return. Dianna said that the Skins believed that they had been flexible and that this was on Trent’s agency and that the agency believed that the Redskins had “been inconsistent in their ask.”
To hear anything you might’ve missed from The Morning Blitz with Al Galdi check it out in The Team 980 Audio Vault or The Team 980 App.