Jay Gruden expects Trent Williams to be a full participant for Redskins' training camp
All-pro left tackle Trent Williams has missed the Washington Redskins' OTA and mini-camp practices with a sprained ligament in his ankle. Head coach Jay Gruden is not worried about the veteran big man. Gruden confirmed that he is expecting Williams to be ready to rock when the Redskins open training camp on July 29th.
"I wish he would've gotten the work with coach Callahan," Gruden said, per ESPN. "Trent is a very smart guy and he's been attentive in all the meetings. I just wish he would've got the reps, but it's not really a concern. If that's my only concern going in [to camp], it's very minor so that's good."
Williams would benefit from the extra repetitions as the Redskins transition their blocking scheme under new offensive line coach Bill Callahan, but he is savvy veteran who will be fine no matter what.
Williams graded out as one of the best left tackles in the NF in 2014L, according to Pro Football Focus. Per PFF, Williams finished as their 13th-best left tackle and 18th-best offensive tackle overall. He allowed just four sacks and 25 total quarterback pressures in 15 games. Williams finished as PFF's top overall offensive tackle in 2013, and he hasn't finished outside of their top 30 overall since the 2010 season.
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