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With Redskins left tackle Trent Williams continuing the holdout from the team's facility, one team from his home state inquired about a potential trade for the seven-time Pro Bowler.

The Houston Texans, who are dealing with their own holdout in pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney, reached out to the Burgundy and Gold about a potential trade involving the two players, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Not surprisingly, Washington shot down the offer. Other teams the Texans have inquired with about dealing their Pro Bowl pass rusher include the Miami Dolphins, New York Jets and Clowney's two preferred destinations: the Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks.

Although Williams has shown zero indications of a return to Redskins Park anytime soon, Redskins team president Bruce Allen remains confident No. 71 will return to the team.

It shouldn't come as a shock to anyone that the Texans reached out about a potential trade for Williams. The team desperately need help on the offensive line, as quarterback Deshaun Watson was sacked a league-high 62 times a season ago.

Additionally, Williams is from Longview, Texas, and lives and works out in Houston every offseason. Putting all these factors together, it wouldn't be surprising if the Texans were at the top of the left tackle's preferred destinations.

 

Although adding Clowney would improve an already solid defensive unit, that is not an area the Redskins need to address. The team drafted Montez Sweat in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft, and expect the 6-foot-6, 241-pound pass rusher to have an immediate impact opposite Ryan Kerrigan. The Redskins defensive line -- between Jonathan Allen, Daron Payne, and Matt Ioannidis -- is arguably their strongest position group.

Like Williams, the 2014 No. 1 overall pick is also remaining absent from the Texans because of a contractual situation. Houston placed the franchise tag on Clowney this March, and he's refused to sign the tender. If the Burgundy and Gold were to trade for Clowney, they would likely need to sign him to a long-term contract, something that does not seem likely.

Clowney seems in no rush to sign the tender and is upset that Houston placed him on the trading block, rather than offering him a long-term extension. He's threatened to miss regular season games as well, according to the report.

At this point, a trade between the two seems highly unlikely. Now, it's more of question which situation becomes resolved first.

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