Redskins S Su’a Cravens Reinstated By NFL

Redskins safety Su’a Cravens has been granted reinstatement by the NFL, a source tells ESPN.com’s Field Yates (on Twitter). This marks a big step forward for his return, though it’s not a certainty that he’ll be welcomed back in D.C. Su'a Cravens (Vertical)

Cravens shocked the Redskins in September when he said that he would be retiring from the league. Hours later, the NFL sophomore reversed his decision. The Redskins placed him on the NFI list while he sorted things out, but they shut the door on his season two weeks later when they moved him to the reserve/left squad list.

Cravens’ talent is undeniable, but it seems that the Redskins have lost patience with the former second-round pick and his teammates are not thrilled with him either. The Redskins could shop Cravens this offseason, but they might have to settle for a late draft selection in a trade.

As a rookie in 2016, Cravens played on 36.5% of Washington’s defensive snaps as both a safety and linebacker. In ten games (three starts), Cravens recorded 22 tackles, one sack, one interception, and five passes defensed while grading as the league’s No. 27 linebacker, per Pro Football Focus. In 2017, the Redskins planned to start Cravens at safety.

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5 comments on “Redskins S Su’a Cravens Reinstated By NFL

  1. ScruffyTheJanitor

    If he’s serious, the Colts are a great fit. They need linebackers, and Cravens would be an idea Tampa-2 WLB.

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    • There’s absolutely no reason for Washington to release or trade Cravens until he’s re-established his real market value. Washington needs help at both safety and linebacker so if Cravens can play and no one has a second round draft pick or a quality player to offer, he plays for the Skins.

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      • redbeard87

        It’s addition by subtraction. Just getting rid of a toxic presence is worth it, any late round pick is just a bonus

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      • rays3269

        It’s been reported for awhile now that when he comes back they probably won’t keep him

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