Williams, the team's first-round selection in the 2010 NFL Draft, hasn't played since injuring his knee and toe during the final drive of the loss to Houston in Week 2. But he returned to full practice this week, and after Friday's session the rookie told reporters again that he expects to play.
More comforting for Redskins fans and quarterback Donovan McNabb, though, was hearing the same thing from Coach Mike Shanahan.
Shanahan: Trent Williams looks like a go barring "setback."
Should Williams return to the starting lineup, it's expected Stephon Heyer would head back to the bench. The former Maryland lineman started in place of Williams in Weeks 3 and 4, but backed up split time with Jammal Brown at right tackle during Weeks 1 and 2.