By Harry Allison
The Redskins and their left tackle are at a crossroads.
Coach Jay Gruden admits Trent Williams is frustrated with the Redskins’ medical staff over its handling of a benign growth on his scalp, but stopped short of confirming a report that the seven-time Pro Bowler wants out of the team.
CBS Sports reported that Williams has demanded a trade or a release from the team because of the medical issue. The report added Williams has “vowed” not to play for Washington again.
“Well, I know he’s frustrated,” Gruden said. “Any time you have something done, the procedure like that of that magnitude, you want to find the reason. You wish something maybe could have been differently or different timing. But our doctors are very good. I know they did the best they can. I know they have plenty of degrees. I know they did the right thing in their mind. I know Trent is probably frustrated, but at the end of the day, we want him back. The staff wants him back. The players want him back. And hopefully, we’ll get it fixed.”
Gruden said he has not spoken with Williams about wanting out, but the two did speak a few days before minicamp started.
The 30-year-old is absent from Washington’s mandatory minicamp.
The NFL Network reported in April that Williams underwent surgery to remove a growth or tumor from his head — with the initial worry that he could miss the entire season. Though Williams was cleared, the tackle and the Redskins planned to be cautious with his workload in the offseason