On of the surprise moves to come out of the NFL’s trade deadline on Tuesday was news that Pro Bowl LT Trent Williams would be returning to the Washington Redskins after a lengthy holdout.
But despite returning to the team’s facilities, Williams doesn’t seem a whole lot closer to returning than he did last week.
On Wednesday, Williams failed to practice after it was revealed he didn’t pass his physical. But reports came out that the reason he didn’t pass was because of discomfort with his helmet.
Now it looks like the same helmet issue is keeping him out of practice on Thursday.
According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, Williams is back at the team’s facilities again but isn’t practicing. Pelissero cited the helmet issue as the main obstacle yet again.
#Redskins LT Trent Williams is in the building again today, but still not practicing as the team works through his helmet issue, I'm told. The wait continues …
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 31, 2019
Williams had a growth removed from his head this past summer, but was reportedly upset with how Washington’s medical staff handled the issue.
He demanded a release but was denied. Then he demanded a new contract or a trade but was once again denied.
Williams began holding out shortly after and has not seen the practice field since.
The No. 4 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, Williams is a seven-time Pro Bowler and a former Second-Team All-Pro.