Everybody and their mother knows that Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots generally jump on the opportunity to sign or trade for former castaways or players disgruntled with their current organization.
Therefore, when you asses Trent William's present predicament with the Washington Redskins, it almost seemed like a foregone conclusion that the world-beating left tackle would end up in Foxborough.
However, ESPN's Field Yates believes that the Patriots aren't a likely destination for Williams, despite their reported previous interest in trading for the seven-time Pro-Bowler.
Regarding a possible Trent Williams trade, one team I believe you can cross off is the Patriots. Isaiah Wynn continues to progress in his recovery, with Dan Skipper getting reps in the meantime. Can't see New England being involved.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 14, 2019
Yates' report comes as a genuine shock as the Pats were one of the three teams that surfaced on Tuesday reportedly inquiring about acquiring Williams. With that being said, New England passing on the him makes sense when you consider the depth they already have in their O-Line.
Isaiah Wynn is on the cusp on returning from a torn Achilles that he suffered roughly one year ago. Belichick and Co. expected big things from the former Georgia star in his rookie campaign, but, thanks to the injury, he was forced to miss the entire season.
The reports surrounding Williams have been genuinely conflicting of late with several reporters believing that the Skins plan on dealing the 31-year-old vet and a plethora of other pundits convinced he's staying in the Nation's capital.
Williams' future in DC remains as foggy as can be.