Trent Williams has not reported to Redskins training camp and it does not look like he will be doing so anytime soon.
The Pro Bowl left tackle has been at odds with the franchise, because even though he is holding out for a new contract, he has an issue with the Redskins’ brass, the medical team and president Bruce Allen.
Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman describes the situation as simply “awful” between Williams and his Redskins.
“To be blunt, I had no idea it was so bad until I started speaking to people close to the situation. In a word, things are awful.”
Things are so bad that Trent is not expected to show up “period.”
Via NBC Sports:
“He’s not coming back. Period,” said one source that had spoken directly to Williams.
Williams missed all of the Redskins offseason workouts and mandatory minicamp before no showing the team’s two week training camp in Richmond. Thursday night the Redskins will begin their preseason in Cleveland against the Browns (6:30, NBCSW), and Williams won’t be there either.
Sources explained that the situation is not all about money, rather his contract status along with the series of allegations that the seven-time Pro Bowl tackle has lost faith in the team’s front office and medical staff. Still, money might be the only way to fix the holdout. “
The top-five pick of the Redskins back in 2010 has earned a Pro Bowl appearance in each of his past seven seasons.
This is not a good look for a franchise that needs Williams on that blind side, especially with the type of injuries the team suffered at QB in 2018.