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Redskins Using NFI List to Avoid Paying Trent Williams is Disgusting

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 22:  Trent Williams #71 of the Washington Redskins plays against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets aren't the only team making shady moves regarding their injured players.

The Washington Redskins are also guilty of depriving injured stars of their due. In a shameless display of money-grabbing and spite, the team has placed disgruntled star Trent Williams on the non-football injury list, thus allowing them to avoid paying the remaining $5.1 million he's owed for the 2019 season.

It's downright despicable. Williams is a player who has given his heart and soul to the organization. He's a seven-time Pro Bowl tackle who does a fantastic job of protecting his quarterback.

The Redskins, however, failed to detect a rare form of cancer that manifested in a growth on his head around six years ago.

Williams felt that he was mistreated when he was injured and that he deserved to be shown some level of respect, so he chose to hold out of his contract. And how did the Redskins respond? By doing this.

All it shows is that they have no shame or respect for the players as an organization. It's completely unfair to Williams, and it's a manipulation of the rules to abdicate their responsibility of paying him.

Hopefully other players will take note of how the Skins are dealing with Williams' situation, because if this is how they're going to handle disputes and injuries with their stars down the road, then free agents are better off steering clear of the team entirely.