"I talked to him a little while ago, and this is personal between him and his agent and the organization, and we'll handle it accordingly. But Trent knows that we all want him back. I want him back in the worst way, I know his teammates want him back in the worst way."
"I had a pretty good idea that he wouldn't be here," Peterson said. "It is what it is. I've been in the league 13 years, it's a business at the end of the day."
If or when Williams does return to the Redskins, both Gruden and Peterson expect nothing but the best version of him.
"He's the best tackle in pro football," Gruden said. "He's a great player for us and a great leader, so we'd love to have him here without a doubt. I know his teammates support him, and we support him without a doubt, but hopefully, we get it situated where he comes back."