Ron Rivera categorized the relationship between Trent Williams and the Washington Redskins a "work in progress" on Wednesday as he attempts to mend fences with the left tackle, according to Kevin Patra of NFL.com.
Rivera, who took over as head coach in January, has been working to restore the partnership after it turned sour last season. Williams held out for most of the 2019 campaign, upset over a medical issue he felt the franchise handled insufficiently. He reported to the team in November and spent the rest of the year on the non-football injury list.
The Redskins, whose front office was manned by Bruce Allen, refused to trade Williams last season. Allen was dismissed at the end of the year.
Washington has reportedly been optimistic about the chances of Williams returning to the team in 2020. The 31-year-old has one season left on his contract.