Jay Gruden spoke to the media before the Redskins Fan Appreciation Day. He was obviously asked about the ongoing Trent Williams holdout. He doesn't think the team will trade Williams, and he remains optimistic even though he doesn't know what he wants...
Back in Richmond and Jay Gruden is at the podium.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) August 3, 2019
Jordan Brailford has been activated off PUP.
Brailford, Sweat and McKinzy will all be out today though. Thin at OLB.
The Redskins activated rookie OLB Jordan Brailford off the PUP list. He might do some individual work today. Will then see how he does and map out plan moving forward.— John Keim (@john_keim) August 3, 2019
Gruden says he'd love to name the starting QB "today," but that won't happen. He still needs to see more.— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) August 3, 2019
Gruden says they'll figure out Tuesday who is going to start on Thursday in Cleveland at quarterback and how they'll divide the reps in that game.— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) August 3, 2019
Redskins coach Jay Gruden on possibility of trading holdout Trent Williams: "I would seriously doubt that, so no."— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) August 3, 2019
Q: "Do you have an idea of what it would take to get Trent Williams back here?"— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) August 3, 2019
Gruden: "I do not have any idea what it would take. If I did, he would be here."
Gruden says he's still very optimistic about getting Trent Williams in. Declines to say why he's optimistic. Ends presser on that note, with a smile. #Redskins— Kareem Copeland (@kareemcopeland) August 3, 2019
Reporter: "Why are you so optimistic about Trent Williams returning?"— Matthew Paras (@Matthew_Paras) August 3, 2019
Williams healthy enough to practice?:
"I don’t know yet. I don’t know where he is. I haven’t seen him and the trainers haven’t seen him in a little bit of time. I don’t know the answer to that one.”
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's versatility:
"It’s important, you know because you never know on game day what’s going to happen. So, we’ve obviously run into that issue before here – guys have to play spots they haven’t really practiced a whole lot. But to have that ability where you have played different spots in big time situations and can do it, that’s important.”
“Well, I think [Director of Pro Personnel] Alex Santos is the Pro Director and he’s in charge of bringing guys in for a workout. You know, so we – he was on our list and we brought him in and he had a really good workout. He was light on his feet, he was in great shape, so we decided to sign him.”
Gruden on Landon Collins:— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) August 3, 2019
"His strength is something we can't do right now...tackle."
Says he's been impressed with literally ever facet of him.
Did Bruce Allen visit Williams during training camp?:
”You’ll have to ask Bruce that one now, won’t ya?”
Dwayne Haskins/Terry McLaurin:
"Well I think you flip that. I think it’s important for Dwayne to have Terry here. Terry’s awesome, he’s been great. He knows all the spots already. Very detailed at what he does, very explosive and [he has] good hands. So I think you talk about the character of the guy, you’re talking about a two-year captain at Ohio State. You know you got a great character kid already, so that’s not an issue. Very smart and very fast and very physical. So he’s, knock on wood he’s been outstanding so far.”