Earlier this week, Williams' former teammate DeAngelo Hall said the tackle's return to the Redskins could be "sooner rather than later" but he had previously noted there was "zero chance" he'd show up on Week 1. Hall also revealed that Williams did not want to sit out the entire year because he wouldn't want to lose out on an accrued season towards free agency, or miss an entire year's worth of pay.
Williams' frustration with the team is coupled with how the Redskins medical staff handled a growth found on his head, which required an additional procedure this offseason. Although he's set to miss at least one regular season game, Williams' hardline holdout could be over with by this time next week with both sides looking for a resolution.
In other Redskins news, TE Jordan Reed (concussion) was limited in practice. Reed is not fully cleared yet after suffering the concussion in Week 3 of the preseason, but he's trending in the right direction for a return.
Here are other news items we're monitoring on Wednesday:
- Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hamstring) was listed on the team's first injury report of the year and did not practice. Meanwhile, CB Mike Hughes (knee) returned to practice as a limited participant.
- According to Rapoport, New York Jets LB Avery Williamson -- who suffered a torn ACL in the preseason -- will have surgery Thursday in Alabama under the knife of Dr. James Andrews.
- On the eve of kicking off the 2019 NFL season in Chicago, the Green Bay Packers signed WR Allen Lazard to their active roster from the practice squad, the team announced.
- The Detroit Lions announced the signings of WR Marvin Hall and QB Chad Kanoff to their practice squad.
In related Panthers injury news, LB Bruce Irvin (hamstring) and T Greg Little (concussion) did not practice Wednesday.
- Tennessee Titans tackle Jack Conklin did not practice Wednesday, but coach Mike Vrabel expects him to be back on Thursday.
- Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said WR DK Metcalf(knee) will practice Wednesday, just two weeks after going through surgery. As for Mike Iupati, Carroll said the guard went through this morning's walkthrough but his status for Sunday is yet to be determined.
- Dallas Cowboys WR Amari Cooper (foot) was a full participant at practice, while G Zack Martin (back) was limited.
- Pittsburgh Steelers safety Sean Davis (ankle) did not practice. Coach Mike Tomlin said if Davis could not play Sunday night in New England, Kam Kelly would get his first NFL start.
- Detroit Lions LB Jarrad Davis (ankle) and DE Trey Flowers (shoulder) were limited in practice. The same went for OL Frank Ragnow (ankle).
- Indianapolis Colts LB Jabaal Sheard did not practice. WR Devin Funchess (back), CB Kenny Moore (thumb) and RB Jordan Wilkins (ankle) were all limited.
- San Francisco 49ers WR Jalen Hurd (back) did not practice Wednesday, per head coach Kyle Shanahan, who revealed that not only will he not play on Sunday, but he's been downgraded from day-to-day to week-to-week. Meanwhile, DE Nick Bosa (ankle), WR Dante Pettis (groin), CB Jason Verrett (ankle), center Weston Richburg (knee) and CB K'Waun Williams (knee) were all limited.