SOURCE: Redskins won't explore trading Trent Williams until January

SOURCE: Redskins won't explore trading Trent Williams until January
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Among the many pressing issues discussed by Redskins president Bruce Allen, who called a press conference Monday to formally address firing head coach Jay Gruden after five-plus seasons, was the organization's standing with left tackle Trent Williams, the lone holdout remaining in the NFL.

"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.

This position is more than just public posturing, says 106.7 The Fan beat reporter Craig Hoffman. A source tells Hoffman that Allen reached out to Williams a few weeks ago, informing him, if he plans to continue his holdout, he should prepare to sit out the remainder of the season. The Redskins do not plan to explore trading Williams until January.

Per a source, Bruce's plan to not trade Trent Williams is more than public posturing.In fact he told Trent a few weeks ago that he is going to have to sit the year and they would explore trading him in January.

— Craig Hoffman (@CraigHoffman) October 7, 2019

Further, a source tells Hoffman that Williams intends to follow through on his holdout through the remainder of the regular season, with no plans to play for the Redskins again.

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.

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