The Reserve/NFI designation is used for players who won't be returning to the active roster during the regular season. By using this designation, Williams won't count against the roster. It's up to the Redskins whether they choose to pay him or not. The Redskins are effectively closing the door on a chance for Williams to return to practice this season.
"Although he has asked us to not pursue a formal review of his treatment, we will consider all legal action if the affirmative disinformation campaign and the leaking of his private medical records does not stop," the statement reads. "Doctors have an ethical obligation to treat our men as patients first regardless of where their check comes from."