It’s been 482 days since new 49ers left tackle Trent Williams last played in an NFL football game.
With so much uncertainty surrounding when the NFL season will start because of the coronavirus pandemic, it remains to be seen when Williams will play in his next one, Nick Wagoner of ESPN reports.
Which is why, after the Niners traded a 2020 fifth-round pick and a 2021 third-round pick to the Washington Redskins for Williams on Saturday, neither side is in a rush for Williams to sign a contract extension as retired left tackle Joe Staley’s long-term replacement.
As of now, Williams is expected to play out the final year of his current contract with the Niners.
“I think the plan was to land him right now and then let the rest kind of work itself out,” general manager John Lynch said. “I think it’s always an advantage when you get someone in the building, on your roster. Now you’ve got a chance. We’ll get a really good look at him. We’ll see where the rest of our team is at, but right now we are just ecstatic that we were able to pull it off at a really opportune time.”
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