By Harvey Hoffman
Redskins interim coach Bill Callahan said today that Trent Williams did not pass his physical because he felt discomfort while trying to put on his helmet, per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.
Williams had been holding out since the summer and returned to the team following the trade deadline on Tuesday. He had a benign growth removed from his head during the offseason, and due to Williams’ displeasure with the way the Redskins handled his situation, his holdout ensued.
There was reported trade interest in Williams during the offseason, but Washington was not willing to move him, and it ended up holding on to him through Tuesday’s deadline. It also does not seem like Williams plans on playing for the Redskins at any point in 2019.
Williams is under contract through 2020. He is making $10.9 million this year and is scheduled to earn $12.5 million next season.
The 31-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Oklahoma, was originally selected by Washington with the fourth overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft.
He was immediately named the club’s starting left tackle during his rookie campaign, and in 2012, he made his first of seven straight Pro Bowl appearances, a streak that will come to an end this season.
The Redskins have gotten off to a 1-7 start.