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PICTURE: Trent Williams reveals another medical procedure, not considered setback, per report

PICTURE: Trent Williams reveals another medical procedure, not considered setback, per report

Since Trent Williams missed mandatory minicamp last week his status with the Redskins has been anything but clear.

Multiple reports stated that Williams was holding out for a new contract, and one report said that the seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle was actually angry with the team's medical staff and that he refused to again play for the Redskins organization.

While Williams and his representatives have not spoken or issued a statement, Redskins head coach Jay Gruden talked about wanting Williams back with the team but understanding the player is frustrated due to the timing of a diagnosis of a non-cancerous tumor on his head.

Washington Team President Bruce Allen explained to NBC Sports Washington that he knows the truth about the situation with Williams and that the two have spoken, but would not reveal the circumstances behind Williams' absence (see above video)

All of that is a long way to say the situation between the Redskins best offensive player and the team are anything but stable. Then, Thursday morning, Williams posted a picture to his Instagram story revealing what looked like another medical procedure. 

UPDATE: Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported on Williams' picture: "This latest surgery is to clean up the area where the original scar was. Not considered major, not related to a setback."

To be clear, there is no explanation with the picture, but it seems obvious Williams is being tended to by medical professionals and in a medical facility.

Numerous league sources said that Williams' holdout might stem from being upset with the Redskins medical personnel, but that his contract is the real issue. Williams has two years remaining on his deal that will pay him more than $25 million, but little of that money is guaranteed. Further, since Williams signed his current deal in 2015, the marketplace for offensive linemen has exploded with much higher salaries.

Williams is the team's best offensive linemen, and without him, the unit could be in big trouble. Veteran backup Ty Nsekhe signed with the Bills this offseason, and the 'Skins have little depth at the tackle spot. 

What William's Instagram story means remains a mystery, but it's just one more layer in the current saga between the star left tackle and the Redskins organization.  

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Jamison Crowder's performance vs. Washington reminded the Redskins just exactly what they're missing

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Jamison Crowder's performance vs. Washington reminded the Redskins just exactly what they're missing

FEDEX FIELD -- There's an age-old saying, 'there's no place like home.'

New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder called FedEx Field home for four seasons but departed this past offseason for New York on a lucrative three-year, $28.5 million deal. At the time, letting Crowder walk did not seem like a big deal for Washington. His final season with the Burgundy and Gold was injury-shortened and unproductive, and the price tag seemed a little steep for a slot receiver.

On Sunday, Crowder returned to Washington for the first time as a visitor, and he certainly felt right back at home. The 26-year-old receiver finished with five catches for 76 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' 34-17 victory over Washington, a game that was not really close at all.

"It means a lot. Great team win," Crowder said on the victory. "Just to come back here to FedEx [Field] against the Redskins, for me, it's a great feeling. I'm just glad to be winning."

In his first year sporting green and white instead of burgundy and gold, the slot receiver has been a valuable asset for second-year quarterback Sam Darnold. Through 10 games, Crowder has recorded 53 receptions for 562 yards and three touchdowns with a 73.8 percent catch rate. He's on pace for 85 catches and just under 900 yards on the season, both of which would be career highs. 

"Crowder did a great job of making catches when [he] needed to," Jets running back Le'Veon Bell said. 

Meanwhile, his former team has struggled mightily on offense, especially over the last month of the season. Rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins' 45-yard touchdown pass to Derrius Guice snapped a 16 quarter touchdown-less streak Washington had been on. That's four full games without a touchdown. The streak was the longest of such in nearly two decades.

Crowder, who played in a relatively high-scoring offense during his time in Washington, was asked whether he was surprised about the team's struggles. 

"I don't know. I haven't really thought about it much," Crowder said. "I think they have a really good ball team over there across the board. Especially on defense, they have a lot of guys that are really good. Offensively, they got a lot of guys that make plays, young guys that make plays. I haven't really thought about what's going on with them."

With Crowder's departure, the Redskins expected second-year receiver Trey Quinn to fill the void. Quinn has been unproductive and disappointing. He finished Sunday's contest with just two catches for nine yards, an unacceptable performance from someone who Washington counted on to make a leap in 2019. In 10 games, Quinn has a total of 198 receiving yards, with no more than 36 yards in any contest. 

Rookie wide receiver Terry McLaurin's emergence as the Redskins No. 1 wide receiver has been a rare bright spot in an otherwise lost season for Washington, but even his production doesn't match Crowder's. 

Crowder was certainly happy to defeat his old team but downplayed having any extra juice entering the matchup.

"There wasn't any extra motivation. I just approached it as another game," Crowder said. "It was just a little different going against the guys that I played four years with. I'm familiar with a lot of guys over there. For me, that's the only thing. For my preparation, I just approached it as another game."

Crowder may have seen Sunday as just another game, but the Redskins should look at his performance and see a player they maybe should have kept.

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In a blowout, Dwayne Haskins and Derrius Guice connect for a meaningful touchdown

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In a blowout, Dwayne Haskins and Derrius Guice connect for a meaningful touchdown

Getting blown out by the New York Jets, one would think that any touchdown the Redskins would potentially score when trailing 34-3 would mean nothing. In most cases, that would be correct.

But when Dwayne Haskins connected with Derrius Guice for a 45-yard score, it was actually a very notable touchdown.

The touchdown is important for multiple reasons. One being that it is Haskins' first NFL touchdown. Making his first home start, the quarterback didn't have the performance many would have hoped for. But, he does now have one touchdown.

While it was the first for Haskins, it was also the first for Guice. The second-year running back who has missed a lot of time with injuries returned for the Week 11 battle and show the playmaking ability that has many excited to see him on the field.

Last, but definitely not least, the score put an end to the horrid touchdown-drought the Redskins had been in. Before Guice crossed the goal line, Washington hadn't scored in 16 quarters. Yes, that is the equivalent to four games.

But alas, the Redskins have a touchdown and so do Haskins and Guice. Sunday was a disappointing day, but at least there was this moment.

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