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Trent Williams fires his agent

The Redskins have signed four of their six drafts picks. A fifth --linebacker Perry Riley -- says he could sign as early as Thursday afternoon. But that sixth rookie -- first-round draft pick Trent
Williams -- will surely take a little bit longer.

That's because Williams fired his agent this week and currently has no
representation. The move was first reported by Comcast SportsNet's Kelli Johnson.

"I don't even know if they started negotiations yet," Williams said Thursday after practice. Which makes sense, considering the big left tackle is stuck between agents and can't negotiate his
rookie contract without representation. When a player switches agents, NFL Players Association rules require him to wait five days before hiring a new one.

The Redskins have made clear that it's important that their promising young tackle reports to training camp on time, so you can bet when Williams has a new agent, the team will waste little time before it starts talking numbers.

Asked to confirm the report, Williams' agent Eugene Parker said: "That's accurate. And there's nothing else I can really say about that situation." Parker said he received a letter Wednesday that indicated his services were no longer needed.

Williams was initially projected as a late first-round pick because of questions about his work ethic. During his pre-draft interviews, Parker was effective in convincing teams that Williams was worthy of a top 10 section. The Redskins selected him at No. 4, making him the first offensive lineman drafted.

By Rick Maese and Jason Reid  |  June 17, 2010; 2:45 PM ET
Categories:  Trent Williams  
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Comments

I'll represent him. What do agents get, 20%?

Posted by: unquiltom | June 17, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Try 3% max. Some take less.

Posted by: MadeRED | June 17, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Further proving the brilliance of Albert Haynesworth.

If you're gonna rob someone, you have to wait 7 days for a handgun, but only 5 days for an agent.

Posted by: freakzilla | June 17, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Try 3% max. Some take less.

Posted by: MadeRED | June 17, 2010 2:53 PM |

Doncha tink that Haynie's should get more with all the shti dat he has to put up wit?

Posted by: CrimeScene | June 17, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Hmmmm...

Not sure this is good news at all.

Posted by: edvar | June 17, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

1st

Posted by: skinfanman

OMFG!

Posted by: iubiquity | June 17, 2010 2:49 PM

RTWW!

Posted by: skinfanman | June 17, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Bean - I'm hoping it was a jinx....

Posted by: Rypien11 | June 17, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 17, 2010 2:56 PM

the one from leevi is a gem, even more so when interpreted ironically.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 17, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Sounds like Williams' agent wasn't sharing info and he fired him for it. I like the fact that the young player already understands a little about accountability...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | June 17, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

ok ryp, take backs on the eye/papercut....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | June 17, 2010 3:04 PM | Report abuse

from PFT...

Posted by Mike Florio on June 17, 2010 2:18 PM ET

"Though the move could be viewed as an impediment to Williams being signed before training camp opens, the reality is that 17 of 18 first-round picks represented by Parker have not agreed to terms before training camp opened."

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 17, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

the one from leevi is a gem, even more so when interpreted ironically.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 17, 2010 3:00 PM |

Is it lee the 6th or just a flaky way of spelling levi?

Posted by: CrimeScene | June 17, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

beeps again.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | June 17, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

the one from leevi is a gem, even more so when interpreted ironically.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo

there are few real gems in here. Had to post the one about the Steelers signing Kemoeatu -- turns out it was the brother of our NT. I didn't know, but Kaneohe did

Posted by: zcezcest1 | June 17, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Zeke--

Speaking of INITIAL REACTIONS to Haynesworth signing, here's an exchanege I dug out of my files:


"I just wonder what it would take for a lot of people on here to think (Haynesworth) was a good free agent deal? ..."

Posted by: scampbell1975

CORK ANSWERS::

Selective Amnesia.

Forgetting the disaster that was Big Daddy and Stumblefield and forgetting that Haynesworth's only dominant seasons have come during salary drives.

Posted by: TheCork | February 25, 2009 10:32 AM

Posted by: TheCork | June 17, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

20%???

Man, that freakin high.


That means if I was a football player and I was paid 770,000 for a season (2009 average) then my agent would get about 150,000.


And the 770,000 is before taxes. After taxes its about 500,000... is that when you pay your agent 20%?

Then out of that 500,000 you're paying the agent about 100 grand.

All of that and you haven't even banged and knocked up your first stripper yet.

Sort am starting to see why these guys are money driven.

Posted by: RedDMV | June 17, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Worst "reporting" in a while.

Who was the old agent? (this one, at least, should've been addressed)
What are the reasons people usually fire agents?
Which seems most likely here?
What's the 411 from sources about progress to this point?
What are the most likely new agents?

Please, don't simply repeat what Swayze already broke. Add some info.

Posted by: WorstSeat | June 17, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Well, that's good. At least the post has, while I commented, been updated with the semblance of info. Woohoo!

Wonder if Parker gets anything.

Posted by: WorstSeat | June 17, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Parker is notorious for holdouts and ugly negotiations. Kudos to Williams if he is doing this because he wants to get this done now.

Posted by: virtueandvice | June 17, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Parker gets guys paid but he's one of the 'Holdout Kings'. It's a slotted system anyways so it ain't really much to negotiate...Just wait on the donk after you to sign and get a few more than him or wait for the donk before you to sign and get a few less...check the donk from last year at your number and try to get what he got and use those 3 to average it out.

Posted by: kahlua87 | June 17, 2010 5:13 PM | Report abuse

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