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Su'a Cravens | Defensive Back | #21

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/7/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 224
College: USC
Drafted: 2016 / Rd. 2 (53) / WAS
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Broncos activated S/LB Su'a Cravens (knee) from injured reserve.
He's expected to make his Broncos debut this week against the Texans. The Broncos will hope Cravens can help their leaky run defense and provide some athleticism at the second and third levels after the offseason trade. Nov 2 - 11:32 AM

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Su'a Cravens (knee, injured reserve) will resume practicing this week.

The expected move gives Cravens a shot at being activated when first eligible in Week 9. Although Cravens has played just 294 career snaps, he would be a boost for the second and third levels of the Broncos' defense, which have been getting gutted.
Oct 15 - 3:22 PM

The Athletic's Nicki Jhabvala reports Broncos S Su'a Cravens (knee, injured reserve) is on track to practice next week.

Cravens was placed on injured reserve after undergoing knee surgery ahead of Week 1. He is eligible to start practicing next week and return to the field Week 9 against the Texans. It looks like he is on track to hit both of those marks.
Oct 9 - 12:01 PM

Broncos placed S Su'a Cravens (knee) on injured reserve.

Su'a participated in the Broncos' final week of training camp and preseason finale but saw his knee flare up over the weekend. He'll undergo surgery and miss the entire 2018 season. In a corresponding move, Denver signed back WR Isaiah McKenzie.
Sep 2 - 4:23 PM

Broncos S Su'a Cravens (knee) returned to practice Monday.

It was his first time on the practice field since suffering a knee injury on August 1. He was limited in his return, and it still seems unlikely he is ready for the preseason finale on Thursday.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 28 - 10:59 AM

Broncos S Su'a Cravens has been limited by a knee injury this summer.

He's been held out of both preseason games and has practiced "very little" since the start of training camp. The Broncos had been hoping to try Cravens as a dime linebacker this year, but with the regular season less than three weeks away, he's running out of time to leave his mark.
Aug 20 - 4:42 PM

Broncos acquired S Su'a Cravens and 2018 fourth- and fifth-round picks from the Redskins in exchange for a 2018 fourth-round pick and two fifth-rounders.

There were five draft picks involved in this deal, but the Broncos essentially only gave up a fifth-rounder for Cravens, who walked away from the Redskins ahead of last season, citing health and personal reasons. Cravens figures to be a third safety and linebacker playing heavy sub-package snaps.
Mar 28 - 11:49 AM

Speaking Thursday, Redskins coach Jay Gruden claimed the team would not be trading S Su'a Cravens.

"We’re not trading him," Gruden said flatly. "He’s still a member of this football team and we have every intention of seeing where he’s at. I’ll have to talk to him and see where he’s at mentally." Despite a surprisingly strong denial, Gruden still ended up leaving wiggle room. Cravens is probably better than 50-50 to be dealt after sitting out 2017.
Mar 1 - 3:12 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Broncos are "in talks" to acquire Redskins S Su'a Cravens.

Rapoport labels Denver as the "most likely landing spot" for Cravens, who stepped away from the game in 2017 after knee surgery and a bout with concussions. The former second-rounder is still just 22 years old and played 294 snaps as a rookie in 2016, receiving plus marks from Pro Football Focus for his run defense, pass coverage, and pass rush. A safety-linebacker 'tweener, Cravens could be a replacement for impending free agent ILB Todd Davis.
Feb 28 - 3:52 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora writes the Redskins are "trying to see what they can get" for S Su'a Cravens, who hasn't played since 2016.

The 53rd pick in the 2016 draft, Cravens sat out all of 2017 contemplating retirement after knee surgery and multiple concussions. He has three years left on his rookie deal and a $1 million cap hit in 2018 for any team that acquires him. Cravens made three starts in 2016 and will be 23 to start the year.
Feb 26 - 4:50 PM

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

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

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