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Trent Williams remains unsigned, but both sides hopeful

With less than three hours remaining before the Redskins' first practice of training camp was scheduled to begin, first-round draft pick Trent Williams had not signed a contract. But neither side was ruling out the possibility of striking a deal in time for Williams to suit up Thursday afternoon.

One source familiar with the negotiations said both sides were "working hard and making progress" this afternoon.

Williams was the draft's fourth overall pick and is slated to open camp as the first-team left tackle.

A season ago, linebacker Brian Orakpo missed the team's first day of practice but struck a deal that night and reported to camp the next day. Orakpo was represented by the same agent representing Williams, CAA's Ben Dogra.

By Rick Maese  |  July 29, 2010; 1:15 PM ET
Categories:  Trent Williams  
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Comments

it will happen, not worried about this...

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

i was wondering when this updates was coming.

Spinning every other topic to haynesworth gets kind of boring.

Posted by: oknow1 | July 29, 2010 1:18 PM | Report abuse

ESPN reported AH failed his conditioning test, did well in first part and walked through second part

Posted by: mhartz1 | July 29, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

ESPN reported AH failed his conditioning test, did well in first part and walked through second part

Posted by: mhartz1 | July 29, 2010 1:21 PM |

So I wonder if it's lie the CPA exam. If you fail one part and pass the other, you don't have to repeat the part you passed.

Posted by: TWISI | July 29, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

wonder how they set up the conditioning test? or shanny just makes him run sprints until he gives up and says, oh you have 10 more and your done...punishment running or what. Not a great sign he failed though, thought he lost 35 lbs and was in the best condition of his life. That trainer's business is heading to garbage

Posted by: mhartz1 | July 29, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

In an interview with him earlier in the offseason he said if there was any holdout it would not last more then 1 day. That clock is counting down fast.

Posted by: Stu27 | July 29, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

Man, I work in Sterling and live in Ashburn. The sky is black right now. No training camp today unless they're in a bubble. This could pass pretty quickly but if it's like the storm on Sunday they might not have a field to train on.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | July 29, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Can someone explain why these signing always go down to the last minute when the draft was 3 months ago?

Posted by: Rypien11 | July 29, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

put the blame squarely on AH (not the media) for the ongoing circus of reports and rumors.

it really could have been simple... sign a contract, report to work, and max out.

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Glazer said they made him run series of 300 yard shuttle runs

Posted by: Zeebs1 | July 29, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

ESPN 980 said the first part of the test was a series of 300 yard shuttle runs...damn!!

Posted by: TWISI | July 29, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

ESPN reported AH failed his conditioning test, did well in first part and walked through second part
Posted by: mhartz1 | July 29, 2010 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Kinda like how he plays in the games.

100% effort about 50% of the time!

If the rookie misses day 1, thats not great but odds are 1/2 the teams will be in this position with draft picks. If he is not signed by end of Friday then i get worried.

Posted by: alex35332 | July 29, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

The scene at Redskins Park must be interesting right now...AH makes good with teammates, tells them he is committed, shows up and fails conditioning test...Shanny probably is irate, teammates pissed...interesting.

Posted by: mhartz1 | July 29, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

ESPN reported AH failed his conditioning test, did well in first part and walked through second part


Posted by: mhartz1


Welp, sounds lot like Cody, thats what here is for, get his big butt in shape..

Posted by: frak | July 29, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

I heard people were saying the opposite, that J Reid is reporting that he killed it.

Posted by: Rypien11 | July 29, 2010 1:31 PM | Report abuse

TWISI;

I did not hear where Glazer's tweet said it was the first part that was the shuttle.

If he killed that i would be surprised

If he failed that I would not be surprised

Posted by: Zeebs1 | July 29, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Ouch, 300 yard shuttle runs and that was just the beginning...Shanny was definitely punishing him. Thats hilarious! I hope he gets mad then and in his head in the program hoping to prove someone wrong, but I doubt it and The POST is going to eat this up.

Posted by: mhartz1 | July 29, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if EVERY player had to the conditioning test. I cannot imagine that our offensive lineman can do these sprints. Me thinks that The Shanny is making his point well known.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | July 29, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Much ado about nothing...

Posted by: 4thFloor | July 29, 2010 1:34 PM | Report abuse

Zeebs- typically they have the player do 3 sets of sprints 25 yds to and then back w/ a 90 sec break in between. Essentially a total of 150 yds.

Posted by: Diesel44 | July 29, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Cheyenne, any players that participated in the Redskins offseason program doesn't have to perform the conditioning test.

Posted by: --swb | July 29, 2010 1:35 PM | Report abuse

No big deal...

Posted by: PlayAction | July 29, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Trouble is, the Redskins legal team has been in deep and time-consuming discussions with the producers of a well-known feminine hygiene product -- which left little free time to engage in substantive discussions over relatively minor matters with Williams.

Sources familiar with the negotiations say the Redskins are intent on signing some sort of cross-marketing deal with the feminine hygiene product team before the first pre-season football game in mid-August.

Slogan of the new advertising campaign reportedly is, "R U On It?"

Effort reportedly attempts to make good on a provision in defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth's contract that says the team will arrange some marketing deals and promote him as a team icon.

Haynesworth is expected to speak of his first-hand experiences in being a D-bag.

Team officials hope to fill in more details later this afternoon, live from the Redskins training camp.

RI will be there and ready to transcribe.


Posted by: Vic1 | July 29, 2010 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Diesel;

That is akin to what Bmore did with Cody.

But the back and forth is considered a suicide yes?

Shuttle runs are the shuffle sideways run... right?

Maybe it is a up and back shuttle? combo of shuttle and suicide...

Or it could be 3 football fields or straight shuttle. stop, then back.... i would prefer that to the suicides even with a break in between...

Posted by: Zeebs1 | July 29, 2010 1:41 PM | Report abuse

The scene at Redskins Park must be interesting right now...AH makes good with teammates, tells them he is committed, shows up and fails conditioning test...Shanny probably is irate, teammates pissed...interesting.

Posted by: mhartz1 | July 29, 2010 1:30 PM

more likely Shanahan is chuckling to himself and teammates are enjoying a moment of schadenfreude...

Posted by: moodlymoodlymoo | July 29, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Anyone out there still happy we signed him?

Posted by: stwasm | July 29, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Put a BBQ rib at each cone and I'm sure Albert would find his way to each one.

Posted by: trezmartin | July 29, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Shanahan was absolutely correct to say "We'll see" about Albert. Thing is, he's got 6 weeks to become a beast. Which is plenty of time.

As for learning the new system, I'm guessing there won't be much that Albert hasn't seen/done before.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | July 29, 2010 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Jreid whats the report homeboy...everyone else has reported on this topic but you and the infamously useless RI Team have not taken a crack at it

Posted by: mhartz1 | July 29, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Lost in all this up-to-the minute pass/fail, is the earlier description of the Haslett/AH conversation. Haslett and Shanny are playing good cop/bad cop. And it appears they are doing a very good job. In those roles, expect Shanny to be busting AH's ball today and maybe tomorrow. By the weekend, AH will be convinced that only Haslett can save him from Shanny! Well done, indeed.

Posted by: StevenGrossman | July 29, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Sign, Williams, sign!

The report from Glazer could be a slight error in transcription. It's possible that he meant 3 - 100 yard shuttle runs, not 300 yard shuttle runs. I am currius to get an in depth report on what the test encompased, what were the tests he passed, and what were the parts he failed.

Posted by: kaasmaster | July 29, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Anyone out there still happy we signed him?

Posted by: stwasm

fwiw, I went back and posted a bunch of RI responses when we first signed Albert. Turns out, the majority were skeptical, relatively little over the top optimism.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | July 29, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Haynesworth finished the first part of the test but walked through the second part, FoxSports.com reported, citing unnamed sources.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hmmmmm......

Posted by: hbu_dog | July 29, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

kaas, RI will have the details in approximately 4 days.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 29, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

I dont think The Shanny had any intention of letting AH passing this pysical.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | July 29, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

mhatz;

JR was the first to say he 'killed' it, as in did good.

Then a reporter from 980 talked to his source in AH's camp who said they got a report from the skins (not Ah) that he did great. But no word whether he passed.

So fwiw, we dont know anything until we get the official report.

Posted by: Zeebs1 | July 29, 2010 1:54 PM | Report abuse

4x 50 yd sprints w/ 90 sec of rest. Nice to see Shanny put him thru the ringer and then fail him. I bet Shanny had a s eating smile after hearing about AH's failure and hopefully this will motivate AH "kill" it the next time he takes it.

Anybody out there buy into Shanny failing AH no matter what just to prove a point.

Posted by: Diesel44 | July 29, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

I dont think The Shanny had any intention of letting AH passing this pysical.

Posted by: CheyenneWY

not saying you're right, but wouldn't surprise me if you nailed it.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | July 29, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Wait do we STILL not have a practice bubble???

Posted by: alex35332 | July 29, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

They said it was essentially 12 50 yard sprints. 2 300 yards shuttles.

KJ from comcast also saying he failed

Posted by: Zeebs1 | July 29, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

I dont think The Shanny had any intention of letting AH passing this pysical.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | July 29, 2010 1:54 PM

Amen brother, amen.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | July 29, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Can someone explain why these signing always go down to the last minute when the draft was 3 months ago?

Posted by: Rypien11 |

Because that's when the negotiators get and receive the "last, best, and final offer." And even then, it may not be as far as they will go.

It's true in most labor negotiations, and that's essentially what these contracts are. Add in the fact they are all comparing their money with other draftees,and Agents use that to sign NEW clients, and you can see why it drags on.

Of course, if the NFL stated no team can sign, pay or play a player after a "drop dead" date BEFORE camp, it would end. But that would probably either violate the current contract or be a deal-breaker on the next one.

Posted by: TheCork | July 29, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

I think AH made Shanny look a little foolish by blowing him off before camp. He came to town like a conquering hero and AH went his own way (like a dummy).

This is The Shanny telling AH "I run this joint, no matter how much you make". I also think it buys the coach some respect the players. Zorn and cerrato would have swept it under the rug. Now they can clearly see the disinction between the two regimes before anyone even puts a jersey on.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | July 29, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Failing the conditioning test is no biggie. That 350 lb rookie guard/tackle in Baltimore (Cody) failed it the first time and passed the next day. Don't read too much into this folks. Remember Fred Smoot flunked it a couple years back?? An trust me he was in shape.

Posted by: scoot21 | July 29, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

So did he fail or didn't he?

And how can fox sports scoop everybody in the whole DC area.

Posted by: Predator48 | July 29, 2010 2:10 PM | Report abuse

Beeps

Posted by: kaasmaster | July 29, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

I dont care that he failed this test, but he'd better not over-sleep...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | July 29, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

i wish that for once in decades we can actually get our draft picks signed weeks before camp starts...sheesh

Posted by: impervious99 | July 29, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

So did he fail or didn't he?

And how can fox sports scoop everybody in the whole DC area.

Posted by: Predator48 | July 29, 2010 2:10 PM

Scoop? Did you know that July is national ice cream month? I bet Fat Albert did.

I bet he's a rocky road man. Get it?

Okay, that was gayer than Jim J. Bullock at a Village People concert.

Posted by: No_Punt_Intended | July 29, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Come on Snyder. Ante up the last few coins from your left front pocket to get this deal done.

Posted by: RoyHobbs4 | July 29, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

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