Let’s get it back to the Eagles.
The division rival Redskins seem like a bit of a hot mess.
Earlier this week Zach Brown talked about the difference in culture between Philadelphia and Washington, saying this:
“It’s different here. It’s a different mentality. Last year wasn’t a good experience for nobody down there. This place is night and day compared to there.
“In Washington, there were cliques. Here, I can go over there and mess with the offensive linemen. The running backs are right next to me, so I always give them crap. I give the receivers crap, too. You couldn’t do that there.“
Now starting left tackle Trent Williams is apparently uninterested in playing another season with the club. He’s skipping out on mandatory minicamp, and this was reported today by Jason La Canfora:
Trent Williams issues with Skins are not financial at all according to numerous sources with knowledge of the situation. He's told teammates he has demanded a trade or his release from the club due to their handling of his recent medical situation. Has vowed not to play for them
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) June 5, 2019
Williams has two years and $24 million remaining on his contract. He has the 5th highest average salary among left tackles, according to Spotrac.
At CBS Sports, John Breech has more on this “medical situation,” after the jump:
The medical issue at the center of this situation happened earlier this year when Williams had a very serious health scare. At some point after the 2018 season ended, a growth was discovered on his head and doctors were worried that it might be malignant. According to NFL.com, the situation was so serous that multiple teammates were told that Williams might miss the entire 2019 season.
Williams underwent surgery to have the growth removed in February.
Besides that one picture (on social media), Williams hasn’t really talked about the operation and the Redskins never commented on it. Between February and now, it’s pretty clear that something happened that ended with Williams being upset with the team.
Today a number of Washington players were asked about La Canfora’s report, and said this:
.@JasonLaCanfora reports that Trent Williams wants to be traded or released and he's vowed not to play for the #Redskins again, due to their handling of a recent medical situation. Adrian Peterson, Morgan Moses and Jay Gruden give their thoughts. @NBC12 pic.twitter.com/FeOMyWkTyJ
— Marc Davis (@marcdavissports) June 5, 2019
Uncertainty in Washington?
Seems like a yearly thing with that franchise.