The trade of second-year defensive end Genard Avery to the Eagles for an undisclosed draft pick in 2021 might just be a start for general manager John Dorsey.
The trade deadline is Tuesday at 4 p.m., and Dorsey has shown throughout his career he likes to wheel and deal.
The biggest target is Washington left tackle Trent Williams, a seven-time Pro Bowler. He’s held out all season and Washington had insisted it wouldn’t trade him.
NFL Network reported Washington is now open to trading him, citing sources.
Dorsey didn’t hide his interest during a news conference Oct. 16. He said he and Washington counterpart Bruce Allen had “a few conversations” but it “takes two to tango.”
Dorsey was clearly unsatisfied with the line, especially the tackles. The Browns made a switch at left tackle Sunday, benching Greg Robinson in favor of journeyman Justin McCray, whose natural position is guard.
Williams, 31, reportedly wants a new contract and has concerns with how Washington’s training staff diagnosed and treated a growth on his head. Allen reportedly turned down trade offers over the summer, then said recently he had had “no dialogue” with teams regarding Williams and wasn’t considering trading him.