OT Trent Williams is not just the 4th overall pick anymore. He is now a Washington Redskins, and will begin training camp today, missing just one day, after agreeing to a 6 year, $60 million contract over night. The contract calls for $37.75 million guaranteed.
OL Trey Jacobs was the loser in the deal, released to make room for Williams on the roster."It was very important to Trent so it was important to us," said Vincent Taylor, who represents Williams along with Ben Dogra. "It was very important to get it done and get him into camp, and that's what the plan is now. He's going to go there [to Redskins Park] this morning to sign and then get on the field."
The deal is worth $60 million over six years, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. More than $37.5 million of that is guaranteed.
Taylor credited the Redskins with helping Williams's team accomplish its goal of reaching an agreement early in camp, which opened Thursday afternoon at the complex. The Redskins practiced once Thursday and begin two-a-day practices this morning.
Specifically, Taylor credited Eric Schaffer, Washington's vice president of football administration, with "being great to work with. Eric helped make the whole process work well. It was clear that this was a priority for the Redskins, and everyone worked together to make it happen."
All Washington draft [picks are in, all Redskins are healthy, and Mike Shanahan has a full compliment.