Update: The Redskins released a statement on Jason LaCanfora's report that Trent Williams vowed to never play for them again.
Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie told reporters that a report claiming Trent Williams has vowed to never play for the Redskins again is "100 percent false."— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) July 28, 2019
NFL Network is in Richmond this morning for coverage of Redskins training camp. Ian Rapoport provided some insight into Trent Williams holdout. There have been multiple reports since Williams skipped mandatory mini-camp on June 4th. There were rumors that Trent wanted a trade and had vowed to not play for the team again(DeAngelo Hall disputed this Jason LaCanfora report). Rumors that he wanted a new deal. Rumors that he had an issue with the team's medical staff, and how they handled the growth on his scalp that had to be removed.
From Inside Training Camp: The holdout for #Redskins LT Trent Williams should be lengthy. There is no end in sight. pic.twitter.com/3KBFUw5eK1— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 28, 2019
Rapoport says the team told Williams to wait until after the season to have the growth removed. Williams went to his own doctor and learned that the growth was pre-cancerous. Williams has had several surgeries(some cosmetic) since the season ended. He is still frustrated with the team's medical staff.
The holdout is expected to be lengthy and complicated. The contract issue could end the holdout. Rapoport says an extension or a raise this year could smooth things over with the team. The two sides aren't talking, and nothing has changed so far.
The Redskins officially signed LT Corey Robinson yesterday, and moved Williams to the reserve/did not report list. The team is still interested in signing Donald Penn, but he left Richmond without a contract after spending two nights there.
Williams has no guaranteed money left on the final two years of his contract. He is scheduled to earn an $11 million base salary this year, and $12.5 million next year. Recent contract signings have dropped him down to the 7th highest paid LT in the NFL. How much of a raise will it take to patch up this relationship?