The person said the team continues to “wait out” Williams, believing he will eventually tire of missing game checks and incurring the fines that have piled up since he began missing training camp practices. The person also said Redskins owner Daniel Snyder does not want to renegotiate Williams’s contract as a way to end the holdout.
Williams, 31, has not spoken publicly about the reasons for his holdout, but some have said he is angry at the team’s medical staff and does not trust the organization. He has lost close to $2 million in fines and missed game checks. If he does not return by Week 4, he risks losing the 2018 portion of his signing bonus, which is $1.7 million.
The Redskins have gotten off to an 0-2 start to the season without Williams, with Donald Penn starting at left tackle in his place. Quarterback Case Keenum has been sacked just twice over the two games, but the team’s running game has struggled, producing just 75 yards and one touchdown on 30 carries.