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Su'a Cravens | Defensive Back | #30

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/7/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 224
College: USC
Drafted: 2016 / Rd. 2 (53) / WAS
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Redskins S Su'a Cravens has been reinstated from the reserve/left squad list.
Cravens sat out all last season to recover from injuries. His contract tolled while on the exempt list, so he still has three years left on his rookie deal. A 2016 second round pick, the Redskins are expected to move on from Cravens, but there should be trade interest in him this offseason. Feb 14 - 5:10 PM

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NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay writes it is "hard to see a scenario" in which S Su'a Cravens returns to the Redskins.

It is almost the exact same wording ESPN's John Keim used to describe the situation in January. Despite applying for reinstatement, it appears Cravens' time in Washington is finished. With three years left on his rookie deal after his contract tolled last season, Cravens should draw some interest on the trade block.
Feb 13 - 11:39 AM

Redskins S Su'a Cravens has filed for reinstatement from the team's reserve/left squad list.

Cravens was placed on the reserve/left squad list when he contemplated retirement last September. Cravens wound up taking the year off following a barrage of injuries, including knee surgery and concussions. The 53rd overall pick in the 2016 draft, Cravens made three starts as a rookie. The Redskins are believed to be done with him, but Cravens could resurface with another team.
Feb 12 - 5:21 PM

ESPN's John Keim wrote "it's hard to see" S Su'a Cravens returning to the Redskins.

Cravens flirted with retirement last September before leaving the team and spending the season on the exempt/left squad list. Cravens' agent said the safety was suffering from post-concussion syndrome during that episode, but he has been medically cleared now and is "looking forward" to the 2018 season. Even so, Keim doubts Washington trusts Cravens enough to keep him around, and they have found a replacement in Montae Nicholson. A second-round picking in 2016, Cravens should draw interest if Washington puts him on the block.
Source: ESPN
Jan 23 - 10:05 AM

Redskins S Su'a Cravens (concussion, exempt/left squad list) has been medically cleared to return to football.

In a confusing couple weeks, Cravens flirted with retirement in September before ultimately stepping away from the team for the season. His agent says he was suffering from post-concussion syndrome during that episode, but he has undergone treatment and is "looking forward to the 2018 NFL season." A second-round pick in 2016, Cravens has a long and scary history with concussions.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 10:26:00 AM

Redskins S Su'a Cravens (exempt/left squad list) wouldn't rule out returning next season.

Cravens told the Redskins in early September he planned to retire. He met with the team this week, but won't be back in 2017. Cravens has a lengthy injury history and could use a year off to get healthy. The Redskins are going with D.J. Swearinger, Montae Nicholson, and DeShazor Everett as their top three safeties.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 07:04:00 PM

The Redskins announced Monday that SS Su'a Cravens will not play this season.

Cravens has an absolutely brutal injury history, including a scary track record of concussions. He is presently considering retirement. The Skins will move forward with some combination of D.J. Swearinger, Montae Nicholson, and DeShazor Everett at safety. DeAngelo Hall can come off the PUP list in Week 7.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 05:05:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports S Su'a Cravens (exempt/left squad list) is expected to report to the Redskins' facility on Tuesday.

Cravens had been considering retirement but apparently he's ready to give football another shot. He's still dealing with an undisclosed health issue, so it may be a while before he's back on the field. Cravens was placed on the exempt/left squad list) prior to Week 1.
Source: NFL.com
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 08:34:00 AM

Speaking Tuesday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden empathized with second-year S Su'a Cravens' decision to step away from the team.

"He has a lot to decide for a young man," Gruden said. "There are some issues he has to take care of. ... Sometimes your personal life is more important." No one seems to think Cravens is gone for good, but it's anyone's guess as to when he will be back. The Redskins can't be counting on him for 2017.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 02:21:00 PM

In a video on Snapchat, Redskins S Su'a Cravens said he decided to leave the team because he needs "to follow what makes me happy."

"I don’t feel like I need to explain myself. I don’t feel like I have to," Cravens said. "I need to follow what makes me happy, get my mental right, my well-being right, my family right." The comments do not necessarily mean he is done with football for good, but he certainly sounds done with it for now. Cravens was placed on the exempt/left squad list over the weekend.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 09:22:00 AM

Redskins placed S Su'a Cravens on the exempt/left squad list.

Per beat writer Mike Jones, Cravens will be sidelined for at least a month. Cravens has battled a near-constant wave of injuries since arriving as a second-round pick in 2016 and nearly hung up his cleats this weekend before having a last-minute change of heart. Teammates have suggested Cravens is dealing with personal/mental health issues. Deshazor Everett will handle strong safety in his absence.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 12:22:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Redskins S Su'a Cravens told some within the organization on Saturday that he was going to retire, but he has changed his mind "for now."

Cravens is recovering from last month's clean-up knee surgery and wasn't at practice Sunday. The sophomore has battled a number of health issues dating back to college, from knee problems to concussions to a torn biceps suffered late last season. He may be wondering if it's all worth it and has said multiple times football doesn't define him. Cravens is expected to miss the start of the season to "address issues," per Schefter. Cravens reportedly went through a similar situation as a rookie, no-showing for 1.5 days before the Redskins had to lure him back.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 11:00:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Redskins S Su'a Cravens will have knee surgery on Tuesday.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport adds the procedure will be a meniscus trim, a surprise considering Cravens reportedly did not have any structural damage. Despite the surgery, Schefter reports Cravens will be ready for Week 1. Still, the missed time is not ideal as Cravens transitions to more of a full-time safety role.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 11:53:00 AM

Redskins SS/ILB Su'a Cravens will miss 2-3 weeks with a knee injury.

He tweaked his knee in Thursday night's preseason game against the Ravens. Cravens has a history of knee issues dating back to college but luckily his MRI results came back clean. Now playing at safety full-time after playing more of a hybrid role as a rookie, Cravens should be ready well in advance of Week 1.
Fri, Aug 11, 2017 02:48:00 PM

Redskins second-round sophomore Su'a Cravens will switch to safety for 2017.

Cravens played a hybrid role as a rookie, but he will be a full-time safety as a sophomore. Cravens said he "can't wait" to make the switch and will work with Landon Collins and former Steelers and Redskins safety Ryan Clark this offseason. Even with Cravens likely moving into a starting role, the Redskins need to find a true free safety to pair with him.
Tue, Feb 21, 2017 11:11:00 AM

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