After placing offensive tackle Trent Williams on the non-football list, the Washington Redskins have chosen not to pay the remaining base salary of $ 5.1 million for the 2019 season.
It's a voluntary decision, in Washington's rights, but it does not fit the way other teams have worked. Other notable players on the NFI list this season include Jason Pierre-Paul, Tampa Bay Buccaneers forward, and Los Angeles Chargers forward Russell Okung, but each was paid about 35-40%. of his salary without being able to be on the ground.
The Redskins opted for a different approach, choosing not to pay Williams for the rest of the season after paying him last week when he returned to the team. Last week, Williams revealed a cancer diagnosis that contributed to his long wait and mistrust of medical staff and the Washington organization.
When John Keim of ESPN asked Friday afternoon when he was disappointed or surprised by the decision of the Redskins, Williams said that it was a combination of both. .
"I mean it's a bit of both," Williams said. "You're expecting it and it's always disappointing – it's what it is – it's their choice."
Williams does not know what's next.
"I do not know what my options are, I'm probably going to press the player association for that," Williams said. "I do not know much more."
The decision not to pay Williams is the last chapter in a difficult situation between the player and the team that will continue to play this season. Williams, 31, still has one year of contract after this season and has been the focus of teams attention before the trade deadline.
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