This development does not mean that everything has been resolved between Williams and the Redskins, however. According to JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington, while Williams has reported to the team, he still has no intention of playing this season.
On Wednesday, Finlay reported that the Redskins plan to use a two-week roster exemption with Williams. During that time, he can practice and take part in team activities. After the Redskins' bye week in Week 10, Washington will be forced to decide whether Williams should be added to the 53-man roster. It's believed that Williams will address the media for the first time on Wednesday.
Redskins general manager Bruce Allen had maintained over the course of the first eight weeks of the season that that Allen had since softened his stance, and was . The fact that Washington was even open to moving Williams was a substantial flip to where they've been. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora even reported on Sunday that teams were growing frustrated with the Redskins' unusual stance to hang on to Williams despite multiple teams vying for his services.its seven-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle, but Ian Rapoport reported on Monday
The Redskins wanted a first-round pick and then a player who could come in and make an immediate impact in exchange for Williams, but no such offer ever surfaced. The Cleveland Browns were the one team that had been consistent in inquiring about Williams, but it's unclear how close they got to the Redskins' asking price.
Back in June, Williams failed to appear at mandatory minicamp, and has been absent from all team activities ever since. Erin Hawksworth of 106.7 The Fan initially reported that Williams wanted either a trade or a new contract. CBS NFL Insider Jason La Canfora then reported that the situation was much more serious than that.
Williams' issues with the Redskins are not financial at all. He told his teammates that he demanded a trade or his release from the team due to their handling of a recent medical situation, and has vowed not to play for them again.
As you can see, this situation is far from over.