The Washington Redskins have placed tackle Trent Williams on the non-football injury list, ending his season.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the move means “the team doesn’t have to pay the roughly $6 million left of (Williams’) salary.”
The 31-year-old didn’t appear in a game this season. Last week, he revealed a major reason he held out of playing was due to the way the Redskins handled his cancer diagnosis.
“I almost lost my life. Seriously, I almost lost my life,” Williams said. “You’re 30 and coming off seven straight Pro Bowls and a doctor tells you to get your affairs in order. It’s not going to sit well with you. It still doesn’t. It’s a scary thing to go through. Think how you describe to your 9-year-old, your 5-year old that daddy might not be here. It’s tough.”
Williams has one more year remaining on a five-year, $68-million he signed in 2015.