Trent Williams holdout: ‘Zero chance’ Redskins All-Pro reports for Week 1, ex-teammate says

first_img Jadeveon Clowney trade rumors: Redskins unwilling to deal Trent Williams for Texans pass-rusher “I THINK TRENT’S GONNA PLAY FOOTBALL”#Redskins team president Bruce Allen goes 1-on-1 with @SherreeBurruss to talk about the latest with Trent Williams’ holdout. Tomorrow, Allen talks about Jay Gruden’s job security as well as his own, only on @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/B14C09rDdp— NBC4 Sports (@NBC4Sports) August 28, 2019There had been speculation at the beginning of camp that the Redskins would trade Williams if he didn’t report, but coach Jay Gruden said earlier this week that the team will not consider trading Williams before the season starts.A seven-time Pro Bowl selection, Williams has two years remaining on his five-year, $68 million contract that he signed with Washington in August 2015. He hasn’t played a full 16-game season since 2013 because of various injuries.The Redskins open their season Sept. 8 against the Eagles. The Redskins are optimistic that Trent Williams will end his holdout and rejoin the team sooner rather than later, but one of his former teammates doesn’t believe that’ll be the case. DeAngelo Hall, who played alongside Williams for eight seasons in Washington, said on The Athletic’s “Hail to the Pod” podcast that Williams told him “there’s zero chance” he will be at the team’s facility for Week 1.  NFL news and notes: Falcons trying out 44-year-old kicker; Kalan Reed’s career could be over NFL preseason 2019: 5 storylines to continue to monitor “It’s not about money,” Hall echoed to NFL Network last month. “That’s what makes this so unorthodox and something we’ve never seen. We’ve never had a player say, ‘Hey, get that training staff out of here or I’m not coming back.'”Williams had surgery in April to remove a growth on his head because doctors were worried it was malignant, according to NFL.com.Hall’s most recent comments come after Redskins president Bruce Allen definitively said Williams will be back with the team.As for whether Williams will play for another team this season, Allen said: “No, it’ll be with us.” BREAKING: @DeAngeloHall23 says Washington OT Trent Williams plans to continue holdout next week + more on the debut episode of ‘Hail to the Podcast.’Listen free on Apple, Spotify + everywhere you get podcasts 🎙️: https://t.co/WP2LyuLdhx pic.twitter.com/VIEfcBaes2— The Athletic NFL (@TheAthleticNFL) August 29, 2019Williams has been away from the team since the start of training camp, though it’s not exactly clear what it will take for him to return.While Williams’ holdout was believed to be only about getting a new contract when training camp started, NBC Sports Washington, citing unidentified sources, reported this is about more than just money. Williams also has issues with how the team handled his medical situation, though “money might be the only way to fix the holdout,” NBC Sports Washington notes. Related Newslast_img

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