With rumors and reports circulating on social media about the Browns interest in Redskins holdout, left tackle Trent Williams, John Dorsey admitted that he’s had conversations with Washington’s general manager Bruce Allen.
“We’ve had conversations,” Dorsey said toward the tail end of his bye week press conference. Adding as he got up to walk out of the room that “It takes two to tango.”
Dorsey didn’t flat out say if he was targeting the seven-time Pro Bowler Williams, but given his admittance that the offensive line needs to be more consistent and the Browns need for O-lineman it’s pretty easy to read between the lines.
Dorsey discussed the offensive line struggles and the team’s trade on Tuesday that sent 2018 second-round pick Austin Corbett to the Rams for a 2021 fifth round pick. It was a trade Dorsey said he did with the best interests of the franchise in mind and that this was the right time to pull the trigger on a deal for the failed Nevada product.
The tweaking on the O-line may not be finished, but Dorsey made it clear that it can be difficult to acquire quality offensive lineman at this time of year.
“You can’t have enough of those bigs,’ the Browns GM said. “I’ve always said the foundation for the offense and the defense is very important and you have to acquire a lot of those pieces. It’s just a hard position to acquire, especially right about now if you’re referring to trades.
Allen and the Redskins have held steady on their stance that they won’t trade Williams. Still, things change. The Jaguars seemed to believe they could repair a tarnished relationship with Jalen Ramsey and retained him for several weeks before shipping him to the Rams on Tuesday for multiple picks.