Nobody expected Trent Williams to return to Redskins Park for Week 1 of the 2019 NFL regular season, or at least nobody that has read or consumed the news surrounding his holdout for the last three months.
Maybe Bruce Allen expected Williams to show up, but even that is probably more wishful thinking than honest thought.
Regardless, the seven-time Pro Bowler Williams made things clear when speaking with DeAngelo Hall on the new podcast Hail to the Podcast.
BREAKING: @DeAngeloHall23 says Washington OT Trent Williams plans to continue holdout next week + more on the debut episode of 'Hail to the Podcast.'— The Athletic NFL (@TheAthleticNFL) August 29, 2019
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Hall and his podcast co-host Erin Hawksworth have said for months they don't expect Williams to report to Washington before Week 1 of the regular season, and that's consistent with NBC Sports Washington's sources also.
Allen told NBC4's Sherree Burruss that he expects Williams back playing football with the Redskins, but the timeline looks murky at best.
Speculation continues to point towards Williams being traded, even if publicly the Redskins completely deny the possibility.
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