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Jay Gruden Addresses The Trent Williams Trade Rumors

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)

The Washington Redskins have not had the services of star left tackle Trent Williams this summer, as the seven-time Pro Bowler continues his holdout.

Williams has reportedly been unhappy with the way the Redskins' medical team handled a surgical procedure he had in the offseason. As a result, he apparently doesn't want to play for Washington anymore.

However, that doesn't mean the Redskins will trade the 31-year-old blindside protector. In fact, the team has maintained this summer that they won't deal Williams.

Washington head coach Jay Gruden still feels "very strongly" that Williams will not be traded, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

If Williams is fully healthy and ready to play, like Rapoport said, something has to give here. Either he or the Redskins will have to cave.

Assuming the relationship between Williams and the franchise is as frayed as it seems, the likelihood of him just returning to play seems slim.

In the meantime, Washington will try to patch together an offensive line to protect veteran Case Keenum, who was named the team's starting quarterback over the weekend.