Trent Williams has made it very clear that he is ready to move on from the nation's capital, and Jay Gruden appears to have lost his optimism that the star left tackle will change his mind.
“I have no expectations whatsoever anymore,” Gruden said. “I’m kind of numb to the fact so we’re just going to coach the guys that we have; that’s all that we can do right now.”
Williams did not partake in any offseason training, and has made no inclination that he plans to return. The team has been rumoured to not be shopping the former first round pick, but with no end in sight to Williams' holdout, the potential return from an exchange will be decreasing by the week.
Redskins President Bruce Allen hasn't lost his confidence that the two sides will reach an agreement, and believes that they can reconcile their differences.
Former Redskins safety DeAngelo Hall weighed in on the discussion and believes that there is "zero chance" that Williams returns to Redskins Park.
The clock is ticking, and neither party appears to be willing to cave.
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Trent Williams is defending his dogs after neighbors of a home registered to him in Missouri City, Texas say the Redskins' lineman's dogs brutally killed their dog.
The neighbor's dog, Sandy, according to reports, died after being mauled and dragged under an iron fence on their own property.
According to Williams, the attack began after Sandy instigated conflict with one of Williams' smaller pets. Williams felt his dogs did nothing wrong and said the animals were defending the smaller dog, who is fighting for its life after $5,000 in medical bills.
Williams told FOX 26 Houston that the situation was "dogs doing what dogs do."
In comments to local television stations, Sandy's owner's described how they found their dog.
"I found my dog halfway ripped apart, head and one leg on the other side of the fence, two of those stakes ripped through the body and one leg just dangling," said Jerry Flowers.
"They drug her head through the fence," Linda Flowers said. "Half of her body was through the wrought iron fence."
Animal control and local police are no longer investigating the incident according to ABC 13. Williams was not cited for the incident.
Williams is on the non-football injury list for the Washington Redskins after ending his holdout halfway through the season.
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The Redskins moved outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan to the injured reserve after he injured his calf last week against Green Bay. He will miss the remainder of the season.
Kerrigan had started every game for Washington since 2011 until just three weeks ago, one of the most impressive streaks in the NFL at 139 straight starts.
He missed the Panthers game due to a concussion, was able to come back from the Packers game and then hurt his calf.
After three straight seasons with double-digit sacks, Kerrigan’s numbers were down this year. He will finish the season with just 5.5 sacks after posting 37 over the last few years.
Dexter Manley holds the Redskins franchise record with 91 sacks. After bringing down Aaron Rodgers last week in Green Bay before his injury, Kerrigan got to 90 sacks.
If he comes back healthy in 2020, Kerrigan would look prime to break the franchise record. He will be in the last year of his contract, however, and will account for nearly $12 million against the salary cap.
Should Washington release Kerrigan, which was once unthinkable, it would carry no salary cap hit.
To replace Kerrigan on the active roster the Redskins signed Caleb Wilson from the Cardinals practice squad.
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