- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Browns general manager John Dorsey addressed his team’s pursuit of Redskins left tackle Trent Williams on Wednesday, telling reporters he has had discussions with Washington president Bruce Allen. 

Dorsey said he and Allen have had a “few conversations.”

“It takes two to tango,” Dorsey said.

The Redskins have so far rejected offers for Williams, who has held out since the offseason over a contract dispute and grievance with the medical staff over the handling of a benign tumor on his scalp. Allen said last week the Redskins were not considering trading the seven-time Pro Bowler. 

On Tuesday, a rumor emerged that Williams would “soon” be on Cleveland’s roster — but Redskins officials quickly denied it. 

The Browns could use Williams as starting left tackle Greg Robinson has struggled in six games.

Quarterback Baker Mayfield has been sacked 16 times this season. 

“It’s a hard position to acquire, especially at this time of year,” Dorsey said of upgrading the offensive line. “We’ll make a million phone calls. We’ll constantly work the phones. If nothing happens, we’ll move onto the next project. If we think we can improve the position, we’ll make a move if it’s right for this organization.’’ 

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