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Posted at 6:27 PM ET, 12/ 5/2010

Shoulder injury limits Trent Williams

By Barry Svrluga

Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams, the fourth overall pick in the 2010 draft, played only sparingly in Sunday's 31-7 loss to the New York Giants because of a shoulder problem suffered in an unexplained accident at his home during the week.

Williams, who was limited in practice much of the week, was replaced in the starting lineup by Stephon Heyer. Coach Mike Shanahan initially alternated Heyer and Williams with each offensive series, but by the second half, Williams was benched altogether and Heyer played the rest of the game.

"They could kind of tell I was favoring it," Williams said.

Williams missed two games with a knee problem in September and October. Sunday marked the first time he had played but not started. He said the injury made it particularly difficult to block.

"It's a shoulder," Williams said. "What I do, that's what I use every play. It restricted me a little bit."

By Barry Svrluga  | December 5, 2010; 6:27 PM ET
Categories:  Stephon Heyer, Trent Williams  
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Looking forward to another top 10 pick in '11!

Posted by: Original_etrod | December 5, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Devin Thomas says, "Hi."

shanahan is an idiot!

I've been telling it all season and ridiculed heavily for it.

We suck and we suck by design

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 5, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

I don't know what the hell TW could have been doing at home to injure his shoulder.

Unless he was trying out a new sexual position, I would advise him to pay somebody to do whatever else he was doing that caused the shoulder injury.

Did he trip over his own feet? He seems too athletic for that.

Oh well, a little common sense goes a long way.

Posted by: 72Redskins | December 5, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

It has taken me a few hours to stomach another dreadful defeat. I apologize if I make the same point as others, but Im sure people see the same damn thing as I do.

Today the G-man took 3 backups on the OL and pushed us around like scrubs(which the DL is--SCRUBS)

The Skins lack talent and ATTITUDE to win. It was fine to see 98 get pissed, but not at 28-7. Thats shows more frustration then fight. He should be frustrated especially we continue to put him in coverage. But get into the fight sooner, like before kickoff!

They have a woe is me attitude. Perfect example is when 27 waltz to a td--( 8 carries for 100+)52 decides to go at him. Rocky was awful today, but come on man, stop the guy if you dont like him moonwalking into the endzone.

It was finally good to see the HC pissed in a news conference. Maybe now we will let young guys play. 25,56,20 on D need to see the field to see what we got.

As far as 92 goes, just cut bait. I find it funny that today that people on comcast complained he didnt play. He would have made a big difference. When he does play they kill him for being lazy. You cant have it both ways. Its not working, tell him to go home, and see if you can't get a 6th, or a 7th, or hell maybe even a backup long snapper for him.

I know Im frustrated by this team. I can live with a loss, but when they dont even compete is what kills me. They do not even hurry up down 24. On the last play just throw the Hail Mary, why even bother throwing another 20 yard dump. If you are going to do that, take the knee,,,YOU DID ALL GAME ANYWAYS...BLOW THIS TEAM UP!

Posted by: dpshultzfam | December 5, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

There are so many things i'm pissed about i don't know where to begin.

I understand that it will take some time to assemble some talent. But how can we be worse on defense than last year with "supposedly better" players. I don't see why we don't run more 4-3 sets on D and play to our personnel.

Next, We addressed the O Line in the offseason but these moves have not helped one bit. Our QB is still getting no time to throw and drilled every other play. Our receivers continue to drop passes.

Its been extremely frustruating watching this season. I almost don't care about the lock out. ALMOST.

We're probably better off trading everyone we can get value for except Trent Williams, Brian Orakpo, and Laron Landry, then starting over--new QB, new WRs, new MLB, new FS, new K

Posted by: vtsquirm1 | December 5, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

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