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49ers LT Trent Williams officially signed his contract Friday. He’ll receive half of his $12.5M salary in 2020 as a bonus.
Williams also passed his physical, so he can get to work right away with his new team. He’s replacing the retired Joe Staley on the left side of the line, an important role in protecting QB. Jimmy Garoppolo. Still thought of as one of the best Tackles in the NFL, Williams will look to prove himself on what has the makings of a Super Bowl contender this season.
New 49ers LT Trent Williams has agreed to restructure the final year of his contract and will receive some of his $12.5M base salary as a signing bonus.
The 49ers are doing right by the All-Pro LT whom they traded for ahead of Day Three of the 2020 NFL Draft. Williams will receive an upfront pro-rated signing bonus from San Francisco to help make up for the fact that he didn’t receive a paycheck in 2019 after sitting out the season in Washington. This move will also lower Williams’ hit on the 2020 cap for the 49ers. A classy move from a classy organization, and one that will likely prove to be beneficial for both the team and the player.
Redskins Pro-Bowl LT Trent Williams is heading to the San Francisco 49ers in a trade that will send a fifth-round pick this year and a third-round pick next year to Washington.
Williams is reunited with 49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan who was with the Redskins when he was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Williams will fit right in to what San Francisco wants to do with the zone run scheme and could immediately fill a void left by OT Joe Staley should he retire this off-season. Williams finally gets his wish granted of wanting out of Washington, and what a get by the 49ers at the beginning of Day Three of the NFL Draft. A win-win for both clubs as Williams was most likely never going to play for the Redskins again after everything that has transpired with his injuries and hold-out situation over the last couple years.
Courtney Cronin of ESPN reports the Vikings remains "in pursuit" of Redskins OL Trent Williams.
The Vikings reportedly offered a Day 3 pick last week but nothing came to fruition. The Browns and Bucs were seen as possible suitors for Williams' services but both those teams took tackles in Round 1 on Thursday night. The Redskins appear to be running out of leverage as draft weekend carries on.
Pro Football Talk reports there is "zero truth" to the Eagles' interest in Redskins OL Trent Williams.
Washington may just be doing what they can to drive up the price. It appears that the Browns have legitimate interest in Williams and it makes sense why the Redskins would want to maximize their return. Still, it appears as if this story is finally reaching a conclusion after Williams didn't play a single snap for Washington in 2019.