Snyder is far from a box of chocolates, but Riviera, while a players coach, will only tolerate so much, and Williams does not have a history of good performance with him so he has earned no credibility. We rely on readers like you to uphold a free press. See our, Read a limited number of articles each month, You consent to the use of cookies and tracking by us and third parties to provide you with personalized ads, Unlimited access to on any device, Unlimited access to all Washington Post apps, No on-site advertising or third-party ad tracking. There was an offer proposed at least a week before the draft from Minnesota (Day 3 pick), but nothing came to fruition then. Week 6 Superlatives: Another rough day for Vikings, Browns still have work to do to prove themselves, Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near you. It can be done, just depends now what really happened to nix the deal. From a talent and positional value standpoint, he's worth the money. You then groom Cleveland to either get better and take the LT spot, or he becomes a very solid G and he stays put. That bus’ wheels will roll right over your agent, Mr Williams. Please enable cookies on your web browser in order to continue. "The ball is rolling, but some more steps need to be taken," Finlay said. Trading for Williams would give everyone a massive lift. To help support the investigation, you can pull the corresponding error log from your web server and submit it our support team. Please include the Ray ID (which is at the bottom of this error page). A shrewd move late in the first round by GM Rick Spielman may have even further increased the likelihood of a trade for Williams before the weekend is over. But coming into the draft, there was a sense that a few teams – chief among them the Browns and Jets – had moved ahead of the Vikings in the pecking order. You’re turning 32, Trent. Update: The Vikings landed Cleveland with the 58th pick in the second round, presumably reducing the odds of a trade for Williams pretty significantly. You then groom Cleveland to either get better and take the LT spot, or he becomes a very solid G and he stays put. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images), (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Trent Williams. The logical move in potential trade would be to send Riley Reiff ($10.9 million base salary, $13.2 cap hit) to WAS along with a draft pick. Additional troubleshooting resources. at safety, so he might be off the table. Read: The Cases For and Against the Vikings Trading For Trent Williams. On Saturday morning, Williams told ESPN that he didn’t block the deal. Rivera doesn’t want to just give away Williams, so he’s right to hang onto him and get what he wants. They have the draft capital to do it, with 12 picks for Days 2/3. The Vikings then took TCU corner Jeff Gladney at 31, leaving – you guessed it – offensive tackle as their biggest lingering need. The Vikings are in a better financial position than they were a couple months ago, but they're still not loaded with cap space and would likely have to cut Riley Reiff or include him in the trade to create room. Cronin points out that with 12 picks, the Vikings have a lot of draft capital to leverage with Washington. Paul Allen on KFAN said the #Vikings could be trading for Washington LT Trent Williams today with the compensation being a Day-3 pick.. 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He has a decade-long track record of being arguably the NFL's best left tackle, and would give the Vikings a level of production at that position that they haven't had in nearly 30 years. Learn how your comment data is processed. The Vikings were thoroughly dominated on both sides of the ball by the Falcons in an embarrassing loss. It was a disastrous first half against the Falcons for the Vikings' veteran quarterback. Cloudflare monitors for these errors and automatically investigates the cause. No way we’d be able to keep all of our picks anyways. The Eagles are rumored to be another team that's interested in Williams. There is an unknown connection issue between Cloudflare and the origin web server. ESPN's Courtney Cronin tweeted that the Vikings believe they are very much in contention to land Williams despite an earlier deal not going through before the first round. Bucs firing on all cylinders in win over Packers. Hartman was a huge part of the Twin Cities sports world and was beloved by the Vikings organization. He later revealed that the team had mishandled a cancerous tumor on his head. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Minnesota Vikings and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. This is a guy who reportedly was upset because the Redskins met with Greg Olsen before him even though Washington’s coach knew Olsen longer and had more of a need for him. In this deal you either have to include or release Reiff to gain cap space. These matchups will go a long way towards determining the outcome of the game. Although the cost of trading for Williams has gone down, the cost of signing him to a long-term deal has not. See our Privacy Policy and Third Party Partners to learn more about the use of data and your rights. If the Redskins don’t find a trade partner soon, they will end up releasing Williams sooner or later. This content is currently not available in your region. Players with the quality and elite production of Williams do not become available often, and they do not come cheap. Any trade would result in the Vikings giving up a lot in the form of either d picks or current roster members. But the question remains on if Williams' salary demands can be met in a deal with Minnesota and what deal Washington will agree to. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Here's why the Vikings should and shouldn't pursue it. After Round 1 of the draft, no movement, but the Vikings — Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) April 24, 2020 With the 10th pick, the Browns took Alabama tackle Jedrick Wills, pairing him with free agent acquisition Jack Conklin to nail down the bookends of their offensive line. Who knows what the truth is! Join the conversation at InsideTheVikings by clicking the follow button in the upper right-hand corner of this page (mobile users, tap the bell icon), and follow @WillRagatz on Twitter. The first round of the NFL Draft came and went with Trent Williams still a member of the Washington Redskins, but according to one report, there is a chance he could be heading to Minnesota. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. "We're working through it right now," he said. That’s the real reason the deal didn’t work out. However, that doesn't mean they'll necessarily pull the trigger. Minnesota Vikings news from FanSided Daily, Vikings have reportedly shown interest in a former receiver, OTAs probably not happening for Vikings and rest of NFL this year, 15 Worst Free Agents Signings of All-Time, 4 best Minnesota Vikings second-round picks of last decade, Report: MLB Pushing to Keep Sign-Stealing Investigation Notes out of DFS Lawsuit, Vikings reportedly considering an extension for Anthony Harris. Before Thursday's first round of the draft, Williams was tied to possible deals with the Browns and a number of other teams looking to fill holes on their offensive line. Williams is a difference-maker and pairing him with right tackle Brian O’Neill would give the Vikings arguably the best bookend tackle tandem in the NFL. If the decision-makers in Minnesota can strike a deal that doesn’t give up the farm, then it is going to have a huge impact on the franchise. You also agree to our Terms of Service. who were once in talks to trade O.J. That quickly left the Vikings as Washington's most obvious remaining trade partner. When speaking to reporters on Thursday night, Redskins VP of Player Personnel Kyle Smith said the team was just as eager as fans are to get a deal done. In this deal you either have to include or release Reiff to gain cap space. Then, in a span of four selections, three teams all but pulled themselves out of the running for the seven-time Pro Bowler. The Vikings' young star is on pace to set the NFL rookie record for receiving yards. Alexander Mattison and Ezra Cleveland could both make their first career starts on Sunday.