Redskins coach Bill Callahan told reporters Wednesday that Trent Williams has failed his physical.
Without passing a physical, Williams cannot practice, and so he did not on Wednesday.
"It was good to get Trent Williams back in the building today," Callahan opened his daily media session. "That was a good thing. We had a good discussion. We visited for a good hour or so, and just shared a lot of thoughts and conversations. Really, that was just an extent of just our relationship in the past."
"I would imagine so, John. I don't know all the specifics yet, but all I know is that the helmet, it wasn't comfortable. A little discomfort in there. I'm sure it would be a part of the acclimation period in getting him back on the field. That was where it was gonna start anyhow, where it was gonna begin."
"I'm not sure yet. I'm gonna leave that to the trainers and the doctors and the equipment manager, and see if they can all get together and formulate a plan of action and go forward from there."
"It was a really good conversation about a lot of things. I wouldn't want to disclose that, because it was private. It was just a real positive catch-up type conversation, and just kind of going back and forth on a little bit on our relationship over the years, and how things are going with the team, and where we're headed and how we're moving forward here. That was more of the gist of it."
"Yeah, he did not pass his physical today. Yes."
"I'm gonna gather a little bit more information, and as soon as I have a little bit more things to report, then I'll certainly share that with you."
"I'm hopeful that he does. I've got a lot of respect for Trent, and what he's achieved here and what he's done. I look at it through the eyes of a player and I've seen the sacrifices that he's made, the work that he's put in when he's here and playing. He's one of the more elite offensive linemen I've ever had the privilege to coach. I've been fortunate enough to be around a lot of them and he has all the ingredients, tools, traits – whatever you want to call it, he has that. He has that makeup, he has that skill set to be really good in this league, and he has been. He's proved that."
"I think his heart's in the right spot. I think Trent loves football. There's nobody that loves football more, that's into it, that studies the game, that really gets into the matchups and is challenged by the matchups. So there's no question that he has a love and a passion for playing football."
"No. That's the only one that I reported, is the one I'm sharing with you."
"Yeah. And, you know, that has occurred and really that's the gist of it, and we're really focused right now on Buffalo in everything we're preparing on the field. That's where our focus is directed."
"Not that I'm aware of."