The Redskins placed defensive back Su’a Cravens on the reserve/left squad list even though they knew he planned to report this week, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. Cravens will not show up on Tuesday as planned, and his tenure in Washington could be over, tweets Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com.
Cravens, of course, vacillated on a retirement decision earlier this month, and his situation stunned many in the Redskins’ front office and locker room. Ultimately, Washington placed the 2016 second-round pick on the reserve/left squad list, entitling the club to a four-week roster exemption. Cravens was not aware the Redskins planned to shift to the the reserve/left squad designation — which ensures he won’t play in the 2017 season — until the transaction was already made, per Florio.
Given that his contract should toll, Cravens will now be under Washington team control though 2020. However, as La Canfora reports, the Redskins may have no interest in retaining Cravens after this season.
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