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Could a pair of 3rd-round picks be enough for Redskins to trade Trent Williams?

Could a pair of 3rd-round picks be enough for Redskins to trade Trent Williams?

Trent Williams wants a trade out of Washington, and the Redskins have allowed Williams' representatives to call around the NFL looking for a deal. What happens next, however, remains unknown.

Reports have shown interest from the New York Jets, a team committed to rebuilding their offensive line to protect young quarterback Sam Darnold. Williams would be a tremendous help in that capacity. 

The Jets hold the 11th pick of the NFL Draft, and it seems unlikely Williams will fetch a first-round pick at this point in his contract. A second-round pick seems like the Redskins goal, and for the Jets, that might be too high, according to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. 

New York does hold two third-round picks though, and that could make sense for the Jets to offer for Williams. 

The Jets can try to avoid giving up a second-round pick, but all it takes is some competition for Williams and things could change. He's undoubtedly worth more than a pair of third-round picks. Williams made the Pro Bowl for seven straight years prior to sitting out the 2019 season. He will only be 32 when the season starts, and left tackle is a position where players often last into their late 30s. 

A new contract is a hurdle for Williams and a new team to work out, for sure. But once a team gets that far down the road, would they really not go all the way and get a trade done? It will be interesting to watch. 

That's not to say a pair of third-round picks don't have value, they do. Washington has had recent success in the third round, most notably with Terry McLaurin last year. 

If the Jets do offer the pair of third-rounders, that could leave the Redskins with three third-round selections. With that much ammunition, Washington could probably move into the second round if the right situation took shape. 

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Redskins' Chase Young among NFL players featured in video requesting league condemn racism

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Redskins' Chase Young among NFL players featured in video requesting league condemn racism

Following the murder of George Floyd, a black man in Minnesota, many around the world have made their voices heard about the racial injustices in America. That includes athletes of all sports, along with their respective teams and leagues.

However, some statements came across as disingenuous due to the vague language and misunderstanding of what the protests are truly about. The NFL released a statement Saturday expressing condolences to the families of Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, but it didn't touch on the racism that black Americans are constantly faced with.

Frustrated with that notion, several players teamed up to release a video voicing what they want to hear from the NFL on the matter.

Posted on Giants running back Saquon Barkley's Twitter, the message featured some of the biggest names in the sport. Patrick Mahomes, Michael Thomas, DeAndre Hopkins, Odell Beckham Jr. and others all shared the common messaging of wanting the NFL to explicitly address the racism and problems the country currently faces. Redskins rookie Chase Young was also part of the statement.

The video begins with the players wondering what it will take for the league to seriously commit itself to change in the future, feeling the current statements were inadequate. 

"What will it take? For one of us to be murdered by police brutality?" the players said.

"What if I was George Floyd?" the players asked.

Those questions were followed up with the realization that their standings as professional athletes don't separate them from those who have been victims of police brutality. 

"I am George Floyd, I am Breonna Taylor, I am Ahmaud Arbery, I am Eric Garner, I am Laquan McDonald, I am Tamir Rice, I am Trayvon Martin, I am Walter Scott, I am Michael Brown Jr., I am Samuel Dubose, I am Frank Smart, I am Phillip White, I am Jordan Baker," they said. 

Then, the players submitted their call to action for the NFL. They will continue to peacefully protest, and demand the league shows support and solidarity right alongside them. No more cookie-cutter statements, but an admittance of past mistakes and accountability for the future.

"On behalf of the National Football League, this is what we, the players, would like to hear you state: 'We, the National Football League, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of black people,'" they said. '"We, the National Football League, admit wrong in silencing our players from peacefully protesting. We, the National Football League, believe Black Lives Matter.'"

A powerful and moving message, the stars of the NFL made one thing clear: It's time for the league to make real change. They will no longer accept the bare minimum, and instead, demand support and action.  

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Cousin of Redskins cornerback Greg Stroman fatally shot in Richmond

Cousin of Redskins cornerback Greg Stroman fatally shot in Richmond

The cousin of Redskins cornerback Greg Stroman was fatally shot and found dead in a hotel hallway early Tuesday morning, the Richmond police announced on Wednesday.

Jermaine Stroman, 30, was found by officers in a third-floor hallway of the Quality Inn and Rodeway Inn and was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Richmond Police Department has yet to find any information on the suspect, which led the Redskins cornerback to send out this tweet to raise awareness about the situation:

"My cousin, Jermaine Rayshard Stroman, was killed last night in Richmond, VA," Greg Stroman wrote on Wednesday. "Anyone that has information in regards to his murder, please contact the proper authorities at 804-780-1000."

Jermaine Stroman's death was unrelated to the nationwide protests, according to the Washington Post. Protests have been going on for several days and in all 50 states following the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd on May 25.

The cornerback was originally a seventh-round draft pick of the Redskins in 2018. The former Virginia Tech Hokie played in 15 games as a rookie, finishing with 38 tackles and one interception. Stroman was waived with the designation of injured in September of 2019 after suffering a groin injury in the team's season opener. He cleared waivers and spent the rest of the 2019 season on the Redskins' Injured Reserve list.

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