Cleveland Browns reportedly making play for Trent Williams
After moving on from Austin Corbett on Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns are apparently now trying to bring in another lineman in Trent Williams
The Cleveland Browns are in their bye week, but that doesn’t mean they’re taking any time off. Instead, they’re hard at work trying to right the ship following a rocky 2-4 start to the 2019 season.
While head coach Freddie Kitchens and his players are focusing on what they can do on the field, general manager John Dorsey is trying to re-tool the offense.
News broke on Tuesday that Dorsey sent 2018 second-round pick Austin Corbett to the Los Angeles Rams, essentially admitting he made a mistake when drafting him 33rd overall out of Nevada. A couple of hours later, we hear that he may not be done tweaking the offensive line as he is now reportedly targeting disgruntled Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams.
This report comes from Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository, who says that Williams should be on the Browns “quite soon.”
Williams, a former No. 4 overall pick out of Oklahoma, is a seven-time Pro Bowler but has sat out every game so far this season. Reports suggest he’s upset with Washington over some medical treatment he received and refuses to play for them again.
As for Cleveland, they currently have Greg Robinson at left tackle but Williams would be a massive upgrade over him — and they could even move Robinson to right tackle where he would be a step up from Chris Hubbard who has struggled since joining the Browns last season.
One name being floated as trade bait in this rumor is tight end David Njoku, the former 2017 first-round pick from Miami. Njoku is currently out with a wrist injury but could return this season.
He surely won’t be enough as the Redskins might also try and get a premium draft pick as well in the trade.
The play of Ricky Seals-Jones makes Njoku expendable but the real hurdle will be the pick. If Cleveland can send Njoku and a second, it feels like a no-brainer. However, if Washington demands a first in addition to the tight end, there might be some hesitation.
Time will tell if Doerschuk is correct, but if so, this move could really help the Browns in the second half of the season as they try to catch the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North.