On Thursday, the Washington Redskins announced they would place OT Trent Williams on the non-football injury list. This decision comes after a season-long feud between the seven-time Pro Bowler and the organization.
Williams began his old out at the beginning of the season, as he failed his physical. This turned out to be because of a cancerous tumor on his scalp, which was revealed by Williams last week. He then refused to play, wanted to be traded and expressed distrust in the Redskins’ medical staff.
According to ESPN, the holdout cost Williams approximately $7 million through nine weeks of the 2019 season. That number just got a lot higher, as Adam Schefter reported on Friday that the Redskins will not pay him the remaining balance on his 2019 contract.
After placing OT Trent Williams on the non-football injury list, the Redskins have elected to not pay him the remaining balance of his $5.1 million base salary for the 2019 season, league sources tell @FieldYates
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 8, 2019
That brings the total amount of money lost to over $12 million, including fines. After being placed on the non-football injury list, it ensures Williams will not play a single snap this season. He likely will never play another down for Washington ever again.
He will probably be traded in the offseason. This is a strange choice for the Redskins front office, because they refused to deal him before the trade deadline. That may have been a failure to get the price they thought they deserved for a player of his caliber.
Regardless, the saga is reaching its inevitable end as the two parties should part ways in the offseason. The Redskins have a bye in Week 10, and will pick their season back up against the Jets on Sunday, November 17.
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