Rumors that Trent Williams turned down a trade from the Washington Redskins to the Minnesota Vikings began flying on Friday night. On Saturday morning, the player's agent issued a release saying neither he nor Williams ever got in the way or turned down any offered trade.
NFL insider Adam Schefter posted the release on Twitter from Vince Taylor that, in part, claimed both he and Williams had always been respectful of the Redskins' right to work out whatever trade they thought was best.
"On behalf of my client, Trent Williams and with the permission of the Washington Redskins I sought trade opportunities for the Redskins to trade Trent. Once I identified the potential trade partners, I wanted to respect all teams' rights and the process and allows the Redskins to negotiate directly with the other teams. There has been false reporting that Trent and I objected to particular trades. I will continue to respect the Redskins' right to negotiate a trade and hope that the negotiations quickly lead to a trade that is in the Redskins' best interest, Trent's interest, and the interest of the other team."
Scott Jennings of Hogs Haven reports the Vikings weren't offering a great deal in return for Williams and it was thought that is what eventually killed talks between the two teams. Then, on Friday evening, it came out that at some point, Williams made it clear he didn't want to go to the Vikings. His stated lack of interest in moving to that team "killed the deal right there."