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Redskins left tackle Trent Williams is a four-time Pro Bowler and the best player on the team. He's an undisputed leader and has been for years, but he took those duties a step farther this summer. 

The six-year vet organized a camp for the offensive line, which he's ambitiously dubbed "Hogs 2.0" after Washington's legendary offensive lines of the 1980s. 

“We’re not saying in any way that we’re capable of filling those shoes, but we are saying that we want to carry that bond and that type of tenacity they played with,” Williams told The Washington Post. “That’s why we’re saying 2.0 instead just the Hogs because we could never be the original Hogs, but we can try to carry out that demeanor and that camaraderie they played with.”

The name wasn't the only ambitious part of his project. Williams gathered 12 of his 14 teammates on the offensive line for four days of workouts in Houston. It was an all-expenses-paid proposition: Williams purchased the flights, hotels and training for his teammates, plus personalized "Hogs 2.0" swag. Shirts, shorts and even bucket hats bearing the special logo. 

CLICK FOR PHOTOS OF HOGS 2.0 CAMP

The linemen in attendance: Morgan Moses, Arie Kouandjio, Shawn Lauvao, Spencer Long, Ty Nsekhe, Cody Booth, Austin Reiter, Josh LeRibeus, Nila Kasitati, Al Bond, Takoby Cofield and Kevin Bowen. Only Kory Lichtensteiger and Brandon Scherff couldn't make it. 

 

Training took place at O Athletik, which Williams co-owns with Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and other partners. According to The Houston Chronicle, the 35,000-square-foot facility includes a boxing gym, a sand pit, a hot yoga studio, an indoor field, a steep running hill covered in artificial turf and underwater treadmills, among other features. The place is an athletics palace. 

The group worked their tails off with James Cooper, Williams' trainer.

The players did a lot of greuling and otherwise un-fun sounding exercises tailored to their position. Imagine a dozen 200-plus-pound men doing agility drills in a sand pit under the blazing Texas sun. They also ran up and down the hill, lifted weights and did hot yoga (with photographic evidence). 

CLICK FOR PHOTOS OF HOGS 2.0 CAMP

"Trent looked out for us, had all of us come out here. Just to be around each other for a few days was awesome," Arie Kouandjio told the Chronicle. "The workouts were no joke. Hot yoga was pretty tough. We did some good drill work, a bunch of cardio, ran up the hill backwards. And we had an awesome steak dinner. It was a great time all-around."

Williams came away from Hogs 2.0 camp impressed, both with the condition his teammates arrived in and their hard work while in Houston. 

“We do have the talent that it takes to be one of the best offensive lines in the National Football League, but it’s going to take time, it’s going to take growth and it’s going to take everybody in that o-line room to get better,” Williams said to the Post.

“I think this is one step closer to that goal. This is the only free time we get so for them to actually make time to come out here and work their tails off, I think that’s a huge commitment in itself as well.”