Al Galdi explains why he’s becoming more open to the Washington Football Team extending Trent Williams and why it’s looking more likely that it happens.
We’ve know for awhile now that Ron Rivera really wants to bring back Trent Williams. Back in early January The Washington Post reported that the Washington Football Team intended “to use the overhaul of their training staff as a key element of Coach Ron Rivera’s attempt to get star left tackle Trent Williams to return to the team, according to a person familiar with the situation. ‘One of Ron’s top goals is to get Trent back,’ the person said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the Washington Football Team had not announced the staff addition. ‘I know for certain that Ron is going to try to get him back.’ ”
Then last week The Washington Post reported that the Washington Football Team believe there is a strong chance that…Trent Williams will return to the team for the 2020 season, according to a person familiar with the organization’s planning. New coach Ron Rivera remains intent on convincing Williams to rejoin the team, according to that person…”
Also, last week the Washington Football Team officially released tight end Jordan Reed. The move saved $8.5 million against the salary cap, created $1.8 million in dead money and left the Washington Football Team per OverTheCap.com with a projected $61.08 million in cap space and per Spotrac with a projected $62.05 million in cap space. So the Washington Football Team do have the cap space to extend Trent Williams if they in fact want to.
Then early this week Washington Football Team insider Les Carpenter of The Washington Post reported hat Ron Rivera said that he had a face-to-face meetings with Trent Williams. Ron spoke to Les briefly after a meeting of the NFL’s competition committee in Indianapolis, site of the NFL Scouting Combine. Ron did not say whether Trent coming back is imminent but did indicate that the conversations have been positive. Also in the report was, “One person with knowledge of the situation said mostly financial issues stand in the way of Williams coming back, suggesting that Rivera and Williams have worked through the other problems that kept Williams away for all but a week of last season.”
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