Redskins confident Trent Williams will play with team in 2020

Posted at 11:54 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 23:54:52-05

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. - Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams once vowed to never play for the Redskins again, but with the organizations complete overhaul of the coaching staff and front office, Williams could change his tune.

As originally reported by the Washington Post, Washington strongly believes that Williams will return to the team for the 2020 season and he is a "huge focus for [head coach] Ron [Rivera]."

The seven-time Pro Bowler didn't play a single down for the Redskins during the 2019 season. He didn't report to the team until the end of October, reporting to Washington solely to receive a credited year toward his free agent status. Shortly after, he was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football injury list, which is utilized for injuries/issues occurring off the field.

Williams’ issues with the Redskins stems from the way the team’s medical staff handled a growth on his scalp, which he confirmed was cancer that he was diagnosed with during the offseason. Williams blamed the Redskins for his cancer going unnoticed for nearly six years.

Williams is entering the final season of a five-year, $66 million deal he signed in 2015.