By Ben Sullivan
At one point, it looked like Trent Williams never wanted to play for the Redskins again.
That has to tell you that they’re confident they can work something out.
This is expected. Even if Trent Williams is returning, him playing Week 1 would’ve been an absolute long shot.
It’s not really fair to say “things are going well” in a sarcastic tone because technically Williams didn’t contradict what GM Bruce Allen said. Allen said Williams will play for the Redskins this year. That doesn’t mean he’s playing Week 1.
If there’s truly a 100% chance Williams is done with the Redskins why wouldn’t he just say that instead of saying he won’t play in Week 1? Maybe things can be repaired.
Of course, this is an issue that’s far from resolved. We’ll likely be hearing a lot more rumors and both sides will remain oddly silent but talkative at the same time (it’s very confusing) about the situation.
Therefore, we’ll probably get more confirmations of “I’m not playing this week” from Williams while Allen continues to pump out the belief that the left tackle will return to the team and play for them this year.
We won’t get a complete answer until something actually happens. Until then it’s all speculation. For now though, it appears we know what’s happening – at least for one week.
Trent Williams won’t be playing for the Washington Redskins in Week 1.