Trent Williams Does Not Report To Training Camp

Redskins LT Trent Williams did not report for training camp today, as John Keim of ESPN.com writes. This was the expected outcome after a report on Monday indicated that Williams would stay away from the team.

We kept hearing that Williams did not like how the Redskins handled his “medical situation,” and Keim says that Williams had a growth removed from his head this offseason and was upset with how many years it took for Washington to address the situation. However, a team source said the Redskins did make appointments for him over the years, but Williams did not keep the appointments.

Williams is also angling for a new contract, and Keim says it’s uncertain whether the club is willing to extend the former first-rounder’s deal — which has two years left — or guarantee some of the remaining money on the deal. The ESPN scribe also suggests that Washington could cut or trade Williams, though a trade likely wouldn’t happen until just before the season.

For what it’s worth, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden is optimistic that Williams will be back soon. Gruden said, “We expect him here shortly. Right now, there are some things he has to work out individually, personally, with his agent … whatever that may be. Love Trent, love what he’s done for this franchise and this team.”

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10 comments on “Trent Williams Does Not Report To Training Camp

  1. ziggy13

    Coming from an eagles fan this dude is a monster, but he’s been getting hurt a lot the past couple years. Even if he were in Philly I’d be hesitant to do more than maybe throw some bonuses or extra guarantees in his deal.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Considering how much has just been invested in Wentz and his own durability issues, I think the Eagles would be willing to throw more than chump change at an all pro LT.

      • Wentz It Gonna be my Turn?

        Interesting hypothesis seeing as the Birds have one of the best tackle tandems in the NFL as well as spending a first on Dillard in this draft. Building through the trenches has served them well. Almost as well as not being owned by Dan Snyder

  2. JJB0811

    I really can’t imagine any pro team purposefully neglecting the health of the multi million dollar players. It doesn’t make any sense. It’s all contractual w/ that as a distraction point from Trent’s side.

    • washington_bonercats

      You clearly don’t know anything about the Redskins and their medical staff

      • badco44

        Gee let’s see, doesn’t show up for appointments? Really? Wake up and smell what your shoveling !

      • JJB0811

        If that were true, not a single FA would sign with them. All the players talk to each other. And this is the 1st time I’ve heard a player openly complain about their medical staff.

        • crosseyedlemon

          Players are rarely going to complain about a medical staff in public because those are the guys that can cancel your meal ticket in a heartbeat. Without a medical clearance from them you don’t get on the field.

        • washington_bonercats

          How many infections do players have to get before you acknowledge the lack of competence in that medical staff. That staff may have ended Alex Smiths career and Haskins came in so nobody wants to talk about it.

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