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Trent Williams Reportedly Didn't Pass His Redskins Physical

Trent Williams pass blocking for the Washington Redskins.

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 16: Trent Williams #71 of the Washington Redskins blocks against the Indianapolis Colts at FedExField on September 16, 2018 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)

Earlier Wednesday afternoon, NFL insider Ian Rapoport suggested Trent Williams passed his physical with the Washington Redskins and the team expected him to practice.

However, when it came time to put his helmet on, there appeared to be an issue.

Interim head coach Bill Callahan spoke with reporters about Williams. According to Redskins insider JP Finlay, Callahan revealed Williams failed his physical - contrary to the initial report from Rapoport.

Callahan revealed Williams had some discomfort when putting on his helmet.

Williams, 31, underwent surgery to remove a growth from his head during the off-season. Questions over how the Redskins medical staff addressed his concerns led the perennial Pro Bowler to hold out from the team until this week.

He returned to the team on Tuesday in order to accrue the 2019 season and avoid future contract issues with Washington. As it stands, he has one more year on his deal with the Redskins before he can become a free agent.

Williams was the subject of trade rumors before Tuesday's deadline. Washington failed to pull the trigger on a potential trade. Now, it looks like he won't be suiting up for the Redskins any time soon.

Stay tuned for the latest on Williams.