Washington hoping for Trent Williams return

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Washington’s lost a starting quarterback and both starting guards in recent weeks, but could be getting a significant return Thursday.

According to Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic, coach Jay Gruden said he was optimistic that left tackle Trent Williams could return to the lineup Thursday against Dallas.

Williams has been out since Week Eight with a broken and dislocated thumb, and is wearing a cast. If he can do anything resembling gripping with his hand in that cast, he’d likely try to play.

Protecting Colt McCoy would certainly help, as the Washington line has been scrambled with recent injuries that landed Brandon Scherff and Shawn Lauvao on injured reserve.

6 responses to “Washington hoping for Trent Williams return

  1. I think the Redskins have peaked and are now headed in the opposite direction. Not just now, but maybe for a couple/three of seasons. Alex Smith will be 35 at the start of next season. While he has that five-year, $111 million contract he signed at the start of the year to consider, after Sunday’s injury he may re-prioritize things. While i hope he comes back at the same level he was playing at, if he doesn’t things will not be pretty for a while.

  2. don’t need Crowder back. He drops too many balls live Vernon Davis. Just need Thompson back. Don’t understand why he is always hurt for most of his 6 years with the Redskins. They can’t win continuing to resign players who get on the field only occasionally. FATAL FLAW for the Skins: not replacing injury prone players and moving on.

    also its Time to DRAFT a QB with that 1st pick and move on from scrapheap quarterbacks and backups.

  3. “Williams has been out since Week Eight with a broken and dislocated thumb, and is wearing a cast. If he can do anything resembling gripping with his hand in that cast, he’d likely try to play.”

    Well of course he needs to grip when trying to get a hold that won’t be called. FACT: The opposing offensive line of the Cowboys have not had a holding penalty called since week 3, a period in which opposing quarterbacks dropped back 300+ times. Hmmm…what say about that, Goodell?

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