CBS Reporter Sarcastically Mocks Bengals and Redskins for Trade Deadline Woes: 'They Crushed It. Really Turning Things Around Here'

On Thursday, CBS reporter Jason La Canfora used Twitter to criticize the Cincinnati Bengals and Washington Redskins for failing to make any roster moves prior to the NFL trade deadline.

"Holding on to AJ Green and Trent Williams at the trade deadline is doing wonders for the Bengals and [Red]skins. They crushed it. Really turning things around here. Good times," La Canfora wrote in his tweet.

Holding on to AJ Green and Trent Williams at the trade deadline is doing wonders for the Bengals and Skins. They crushed it. Really turning things around there. Good times

— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) November 8, 2019

Despite the fact that the teams have one combined win so far this season, neither made any trades for Green and Williams.

Green, who has been sidelined since the preseason while he recovers from ankle surgery, was pursued by a few different NFL teams prior to the deadline, La Canfora said. The CBS Sports reporter also said many NFL teams were becoming frustrated with the Bengals for "their unwillingness to trade players like A.J. Green, Geno Atkins, Carlos Dunlap, Tyler Eifert and Dre Kirkpatrick."

La Canfora's unhappiness with the Bengals might stem from the fact that they could have received a fair compensation if Green was traded to another team. As it is, the wide receiver will have the option to leave the team as an unrestricted free agent after this season.

Following Williams' trade request during the offseason, as well as holding out from playing so far this season, the Redskins seemed as if they were willing to trade the offensive tackle. According to ESPN, the team decided to hold on to Williams after failing to receive any first-round pick offers.

Williams requested a trade after he felt that the Redskins did not properly handle a medical situation. Williams alleges that he spent six years asking team doctors to take a growth on his head seriously, saying that he believed it to be cancerous. Last year, a doctor sent him to a specialist who diagnosed Williams with a rare cancer called Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans. Williams has since received treatment and been cleared to return to practice, but made it clear in speaking to media members last week that he is angry and no longer trusts the organization.

Williams failed a physical after returning from his five-month hold out when he was unable to fit a helmet onto his head. According to The Washington Post, the surgery to remove the tumor from Williams' head required 30 percent of his skull to be removed. The offensive tackle added that he still experiences pain related to the surgery.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Redskins have placed Williams on the non-football injury list and will withhold the remaining $5.1 million of his salary.

After placing OT Trent Williams on the non-football injury list, the Redskins have elected to not pay him the remaining balance of his $5.1 million base salary for the 2019 season, league sources tell @FieldYates
and me.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 8, 2019

Williams and Green will remain on their respective teams until the end of the season, but it unlikely that either will step foot onto the field. The Bengals will look for their first win of the season when they face the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday November 11 while the Redskins have a bye week. They will host the New York Jets on November 17.

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