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Redskins OT Trent Williams Asks NFLPA to Not Take Part in Review of Health Records

The NFL Players Association, at the request of Trent Williams, decided not to move forward for now on a joint review with the league of the medical treatment given by the Redskins to their seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle, Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports.

It is the latest procedural maneuver in the increasingly bitter confrontation between the Redskins and their most accomplished player, who has alleged that team doctors failed for years to take seriously a cancerous growth on his head, leading to his recent five-month holdout.

While this latest back and forth could contribute to the animosity between Williams and the franchise, it is not expected to have a significant impact on the question of whether Williams will play for the team again.

According to a person familiar with the situation, the NFLPA never agreed to participate in the joint review, which would be conducted under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, despite Friday’s announcement by the league that the review would take place.

NFLPA officials had not spoken to Williams at that point, the person said, and when they did so later Friday, he was adamant that he did not want the NFLPA to participate.

So the union is not proceeding with the review under the CBA at this time, said the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe a sensitive situation. The union could choose to do so later, even over Williams’s objection, if new information surfaces and the NFLPA believes that the rights of other players must be protected.


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One Response to “Redskins OT Trent Williams Asks NFLPA to Not Take Part in Review of Health Records”

  1. 70 year Redskin fan says:

    Thoughts on the 2020 draft:
    If we trade back to add an extra pick or two, we shouldn’t trade down too far.
    If we end up with the third overall pick, and trade back to ninth with MIAMI, we could pick up more draft capital, take the second best OT in the draft ninth, and an excellent TE later.
    Fillers in the third, fourth, comp fourth, fifth, comp six, and seventh.
    Losing KERRIGAN in trade should bring an extra third, and at least a seventh.
    TRENT WILLIAMS should bring another third, and sixth.
    COLT McCOY might bring another seventh.
    NORMAN’s contract would probably be too much for any trade, and we would have to eat dead-cap there.
    With those picks including comps after the first round we might get three thirds, two fourths, a fifth, two sixths, and three sevenths.
    With the great scouting that’s being done in the later rounds, we should be able to find at least one more potential starter.
    Add in an excellent high $$$ FA like LANDON COLLINS at OT, TE, or CB, and we should be able to field a reasonable team in 2020.
    A trade with the DOLPHINS so they can get CHASE YOUNG/ANDREW THOMAS third.
    We fall to ninth and take TRISTEN WIRFS OT, with MIAMI’s second TROY DYE ILB, and their third in 2021.
    In our third we take a developmental QB.
    With the TWill third we take a WR and hope for a repeat of TERRY McLAURIN.
    With the KERRIGAN third we take a TE.
    That leaves a FA for CB.
    Can’t wait for this abomination of a season to be done, and start again in 2020.

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