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NFL notebook: Redskins OT Williams to hold out

Williams speaks to reporters after being chosen as the fourth overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins at Radio City Music Hall in New York

Washington Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams is not expected to report to training camp with the rest of the team this week, NFL Network reported Monday.

Williams missed mandatory minicamp in June, and his absence is expected to extend well into training camp, per the report.

"This could take awhile before Trent Williams is back in Washington, if at all," NFL Network's Mike Garafolo said on Training Camp Live. "It just really seems like an open-ended thing right now."

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport added that Williams' motivations are two-fold, relating to concerns with the team's medical staff after a tumor scare earlier this offseason and also to his contract, for which he wants at least an "alteration."


--Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has not ruled out a holdout during training camp as the sides explore the possibility of a new contract, NFL Network reported.

Rapoport said "all options are on the table," and the fourth-year running back "still has not yet firmly decided whether or not he is going to hold out."

Elliott still has two years remaining on his rookie contract. He will make $3.85 million in the upcoming season, with an option in 2020 for $9.1 million.


--The NFL suspended Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Jarran Reed six games without pay for violating the personal conduct policy.

Reed was disciplined for an incident in Bellevue, Wash., on April 27, 2017, according to multiple reports. A woman filed a complaint of assault against Reed. Prosecutors investigated and declined to press charges.

NFL Network reported that Reed's appeal of the suspension was denied on Friday.


--New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman has a finger injury and will be out about three weeks, ESPN reported.

Over the weekend, Edelman had a brace on his left thumb while working at his youth camp, and whether the thumb was broken wasn't clear. The Patriots open training camp later this week in Foxborough, Mass.


--New Detroit Lions defensive end Trey Flowers will start training camp on the shelf with a shoulder injury, per multiple reports.

Flowers, who signed a five-year, $90 million contract in March, had what was described as a minor shoulder procedure after the Super Bowl in February.

Meanwhile, defensive tackle Damon Harrison told NFL Network he'll report for training camp after sitting out offseason workouts in search of a new deal. Detroit opens training camp on Thursday.


--The Atlanta Falcons lost defensive tackle Michael Bennett and safety J.J. Wilcox to serious injuries on the first day of training camp, according to multiple reports from NFL Network.

Bennett is out indefinitely with a broken ankle, while Wilcox tore his ACL and will miss the 2019 season, NFL Network reported. Both players were competing for rotational roles on defense.


--DJ Durkin, ousted as Maryland's football coach after the death of one of his players, is working as a training camp assistant coach with the Falcons.

Durkin was one of four camp-only coaches announced by head coach Dan Quinn, ESPN reported.


--The New York Jets signed former Houston Texans tight end Ryan Griffin to fill in for the recently suspended Chris Herndon.

Earlier this month, the NFL suspended Herndon for the first four games of the 2019 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. He pleaded guilty in January to a 2018 DWI charge.

Meanwhile, Jets safety Marcus Maye was placed on the PUP list as he continues to recover from shoulder and thumb injuries from last season.


--The Tennessee Titans placed defensive tackle Jurrell Casey, tight end Jonnu Smith and kicker Ryan Succop on the PUP list.

Casey and Smith are still recovering from late-season knee injuries -- Casey reportedly had a sprained MCL, while Smith tore his MCL -- and Succop missed all offseason work with an undisclosed issue. The team also placed first-rounder Jeffery Simmons, who tore his ACL in February, on the non-football injury list.


--The Buffalo Bills placed running back Frank Gore on the NFI list and tight end Tyler Kroft on the PUP list.

Gore's injury is unknown but not believed to be serious. Kroft broke his foot on the first day of OTAs. Both players joined the team in March via free agency.


--Green Bay Packers first-round safety Darnell Savage was placed on the NFI list after having his wisdom teeth pulled, ESPN reported.


--Jacksonville Jaguars undrafted rookie safety Zedrick Woods filed retirement papers with the NFL, The Athletic reported.

Woods is battling turf toe, according to agent Ron Butler. He had surprised teams by running the fastest 40-yard dash (4.29) at this year's NFL Scouting Combine.


--The Minnesota Vikings waived running back Roc Thomas and signed guard Tiano Pupungatoa.

Thomas is suspended for the season's first three games after pleading guilty to a marijuana charge earlier this year.


--Field Level Media