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When the Redskins exercised the team option for the 2020 season in Adrian Peterson's contract in February, the future Hall of Famer likely knew the team would be without his former college teammate Trent Williams. 

By that point, the differences between the team and Williams were irreconcilable and the left tackle's departure was inevitable. Just before Day 3 of the NFL Draft began on Saturday, the Redskins accepted an offer to send Williams to the San Francisco in exchange for a fifth-round pick this year and a third-round selection in the 2021 draft. 

Peterson was a guest on the Redskins' virtual draft party and offered his opinion on the deal. 

Voice of the Redskins Larry Michael teed up the topic by saying: "Now Trent is moving on to San Francisco. I think it's good for both parties, isn't it?"

"Uh, is it good for both parties?" Peterson responded. "But you know, it worked out. You know, obviously, the things between Trent and the organization weren't where it needed to be. But, you know, I wish we could have got more for him."

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The Redskins' return for Williams isn't overwhelming for the seven-time Pro Bowl player. But with trade partners running slim after teams drafted tackles in the draft and Williams reportedly nixed a trade to the Vikings, the Redskins moved on the 49ers' offer.

 

Williams will be reunited with his former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who was with Washington from 2010 to 2013. The trade also gives Williams a chance to join a contender as he now replaces tackle Joe Staley, who announced his retirement shortly after the team's trade, to pave the way for a potent running attack that took the team to the Super Bowl a year ago.

Washington's running backs will be used to playing without Williams, as the team filled the left tackle's void in all 16 games last season. But Peterson will definitely miss having his fellow Oklahoma Sooner around.

"He'll be happy in San Francisco," Peterson said. "But I know I'll miss him down there."

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