DeAngelo Hall says Trent Williams has confided in him that he will not be ending his holdout next week, despite whatever team president Bruce Allen has claimed.
Allen was asked to specify if he meant that Williams will play football specifically for the Redskins, or if they've engaged in any trade talks involving Williams.
"No, it'll be with us," Allen said.
"We're hearing from Trent's side of things, rumors I heard coming out of Redskins Park that he was possibly gonna show up next week," said Hawksworth. "And then we hear this from Bruce Allen. What's your takeaway from this?"
"I heard those same reports, Erin, and I was kinda like, 'Wow. He's gonna show up, Trent?' Let me know," replied Hall. "I had to text him: 'Hey bro, let me know before you show up so I can report it first.' And so I reached out to him, and he's like, 'There's zero chance I'll be in that building next week.'
"And so I hear from some whispers that he might show up, and then I talk to him and he's like, 'Nah, I'm not showing up. We haven't talked. We haven't addressed the issues.'"
"And so, it's kinda like at what point do you, as the Washington Redskins organization, say, 'Hey look. We gotta get something for this guy.' You know what I mean?" Hall continued. "That's the fine line. You hear Bruce say, 'Look. I know Trent's gonna play football and it's gonna be with us.' I don't know. I don't know how they get to that point. You know what I mean, Erin?"
Hawksworth noted she's observed Williams isn't the biggest fan of Allen, which seems be in conflict with Allen claiming Williams will play football again for the Redskins. Hall took exception with her characterization of Williams and Allen's relationship.
"He kinda has those same aspirations I do, because I think I and he feels like we know what it takes to kinda put a winning formula together," he continued. "And so I know Trent is constantly talking to Bruce before this situation came up, so I do want to clarify that part of it."