The Redskins practiced on Wednesday but Trent Williams was nowhere to be seen.
The seven-time Pro Bowl tackle held out the first eight games of the year and missed all of Washington's offseason activities before reporting to the team on Tuesday, just hours before the NFL trade deadline. By reporting to the team, Williams joined with enough games left in the season that the 2019 season should count towards his contract, which has two years remaining.
Williams has reportedly demanded a trade from the organization, and when that didn't happen, he showed up so that he would not still be under contract in Washington for two more seasons. There is a strong belief that the Redskins will try to trade Williams this offseason leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft, but with just one year left on his deal, his trade value diminishes.
What happens next with Williams will be incredibly interesting.
On Wednesday, the Redskins released information that showed the team had been granted a roster exemption for Williams, and sources told NBC Sports Washington the exemption will last up to two weeks. At that point Washington will need to add Williams to their active roster or pull off a corresponding roster move.
Sources also informed NBC Sports Washington that Williams does not intend to play for the Redskins this season. Not showing up to the first practice since he rejoined the team would support that notion.
Trent Williams did not pass his physical with the Redskins. Discomfort with his helmet.— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) October 30, 2019
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