Texas ex Williams out for year with Redskins
ASHBURN, Va. — The Washington Redskins will open training camp today without offensive lineman Mike Williams, who is out for the year after a blood clot was discovered in his lungs.
Williams, a former Texas Longhorn who was a No. 1 draft pick, was a remarkable comeback story a year ago, dropping some 70 pounds as he returned to the NFL after a three-year absence to make the Redskins roster and start eight games.
This year he was expected to compete for the starting right guard spot, but a blood clot developed in his calf, leading to X-rays that located the other one in his chest. He’s taking blood thinners, which keeps him out for this season.