LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – Trent Williams 2019 season never started. But now it’s officially over.
Thursday, the Redskins placed their disgruntled Pro Bowl left tackle on the Reserve/Non-Football injury list. This designation is solely for injuries/issues occurring off the court. It ensures Williams, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection who has been absent all year, will not play a down for the Redskins in 2019.
An important distinction with this move: teams do not have to pay players while they’re on the Reserve/NFI list. Williams is owed $6 million for the remainder of the 2019 season.
Williams had been away from the ‘Skins since the spring, but returned last week to receive credit for the 2019 season – a move key in him becoming a free agent following the 2020 season.
According to USA Today, the Redskins previously had a roster exemption for Williams after he did not pass a physical. When trying to put on a helmet, Williams cited discomfort in the area where his growth had been.