Redskins coach Jay Gruden feels strongly that the organization won't succumb to trading preseason holdout Trent Williams.
Williams is believed to be upset with the medical staff's initial diagnosis. After seeking a second opinion, he learned the growth had the potential to become cancerous and had it removed. He's since been given a clean bill of health.
Publicly the organization has remained adamant it does not intend to trade Williams. Redskins coach Jay Gruden reaffirmed that sentiment on Monday, as his team approaches its preseason finale this week.
"With Trent Williams, you had said at one point earlier this summer that you felt you would seriously doubt that you guys would trade him," a reporter probed. "Do you still feel that way?"
"Yes, I still feel that way," Gruden said. "Very strongly, yes."
Rumors have swirled heavily about other teams' interest in Williams. He's still a Redskin. Even if in name only, the Redskins plan to keep it that way.