"Obviously Trent Williams isn't here," a reporter said. "Just where do things stand with him, and have you considered trading him at all since you guys are 0-5?"
"He is not here. You are very correct on that, Matt," Allen answered. "And, really, there's been no dialogue with any other team."
"Would you consider trading him?" the reporter followed up.
"No, not at this time," replied Allen.
Williams' absence on this football team has been demonstrable, undoubtedly contributing to the Redskins' 0-5 start that's resulted in Gruden's firing. 36-year-old Donald Penn, who the Redskins signed in training camp when Williams failed to report, is showing the wear-and-tear of a 13-year veteran left tackle.
Geron Christian, Washington's third-round pick in 2018, has played little this season, probably for good reason.
The Redskins are not prepared to budge in the meantime, insisting that Williams live up to the five-year contract extension he signed in Aug. 2015, which at the time made him the highest-paid tackle in the league and runs through the 2020 season.