"I feel like everything has run its course", Williams said to USA Today regarding his situation with the Redskins.
When Williams asked to be sent to a dermatologist in 2016, he says he was again told the growth was a cyst and nothing to worry about.
The Washington Redskins have opted not to pay offensive tackle Trent Williams the remainder of his contract for 2019 after placing him on the non-football injury list on Thursday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The decision not to pay Williams is the latest chapter in a messy situation between the player and the team that will continue to play out this offseason. They're doing it to cover their butts. The Bengals will look for their first win of the season when they face the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday November 11 while the Redskins have a bye week. Despite his current status with the team, Williams wants to play in 2020 and has Super Bowl aspirations per Dan Graziano of ESPN. Why didn't they do it in (quarterback) Colt (McCoy's) case?
Williams can file a grievance to contest the decision.
Now cancer free, Williams claims he told the team of the medical issue six years ago, and the growth on his head grew substantially over time as team doctors minimized the threat. "But the bridge has definitely been burned, and any efforts now, basically are, in my opinion, pretty much just CYA [cover your ass]".
'I guess nobody really took the time to realize what was going on, ' Williams told reporters last week. In 2017, he said, he asked doctors while scheduling knee surgery if they could remove the growth since he would be sedated, but "they said it wasn't that serious".
Not long after that, in January 2019, Williams had a biopsy of the growth and was informed it was cancerous.
Williams, 31, has one year remaining on his five-year, $66 million deal and is scheduled to make $12.5 million in base salary next season.
Williams has appeared in 120 games with Washington since being drafted out of Oklahoma in 2010.