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OT Trent Williams and Coach Ron Rivera Have Started a Dialogue

There’s been plenty of speculation already as to what is going to happen in terms of a reconciliation between the Redskins and offensive tackle Trent Williams, and if one can take place to bring him back next season.

Tuesday it sounded like that process started, as reports that new Redskins coach Ron Rivera has already had a chat with Williams, and the chat reportedly went well.

While a lot more has to be done, it’s at least a start to keeping Williams with the Skins.

There is still a long way to go and plenty of issues to sort out, but the Redskins have Williams in their 2020 plans and it is at least encouraging that they’re communicating, Rapoport added.

This might not sound like much, but Williams was very outspoken in late 2019 about his dislike for the Redskins franchise, which has employed him for the entirety of his 10-year career. The mere fact he’s open to listening to the organization is a significant change.

This effort to mend what was undoubtedly a burned bridge has been spurred by the hiring of Ron Rivera as the team’s new head coach, and perhaps more importantly the firing of team president Bruce Allen. Williams was upset with the organization’s handling of a health issue related to a growth on his head, which turned out to be a rare cancer called Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans, and he refused to play for the team in 2019.

It’s a start, and as long as the two parties are having good conversations, it’s better than the fighting that has taken place between Williams and the Redskins in the past.

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