- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Washington Redskins coach Ron Rivera had a “positive conversation” with left tackle Trent Williams as the team tries to defuse a situation that resulted in the Pro Bowler missing all of last season, according to a new report.

The NFL Network reported the Redskins have Williams “in their plans” for 2020, but there are a list of issues to sort through.

The seven-time Pro Bowler did not play last year after holding out due to being upset with Washington over the handling of a cancer diagnosis, as well as his contract. Williams returned midseason just before the trade deadline, but was placed on the season-ending “non football injury” list a week later.

After the season, the Redskins made a series of moves that potentially paved the way for a return. The team fired longtime president Bruce Allen and trainer Larry Hess — both of whom Williams had issues with. 

Still, Williams is entering the final year of his contract and he has said the lack of guaranteed money played a factor in his holdout. 

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