Redskins Pro Bowl tackle Trent Williams failed his physical and will not rejoin the team at this time, interim head coach Bill Callahan explained on Wednesday.
Callahan said that Williams experienced discomfort when he put his helmet on to prepare for practice and that constituted the failed physical.
Williams dealt with a tumor in his scalp last year and this offseason and it seems that could lead to the helmet discomfort.
NBC Sports Washington also reported on Tuesday that despite reporting to the team Williams has no intention of actually playing for the Redskins in 2019.
After holding out from the team all of 2019, Williams reported back to the Redskins on Tuesday just hours before the NFL Trade Deadline. Reports showed Williams wanted a trade out of Washington and when that became obvious it wasn’t happening, the 31-year-old tackle came back to the team’s Ashburn headquarters. That move was likely made in an attempt to have the 2019 season count on his contract.
Williams is under contract through 2020, but there could be a procedural move that makes the 2019 season not count if Williams had not reported by the trade deadline.
What happens next remains to be seen.
Currently, on a roster exemption granted by the league, Williams can not rejoin the team at least until he passes his physical. And then who knows what happens.
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