Su’a Cravens wants off reserve/left squad list

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In December, the agent for safety Su'a Cravens said that his client has recovered from post-concussion syndrome and wanted to return to the NFL in 2018.

Cravens has reportedly taken the next step toward making that happen. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Cravens has officially applied for reinstatement from the reserve/left squad list that the Redskins put him on in September of last year.

If activated, Cravens will count against the team’s 90-man offseason roster.

Cravens was put on the list after the safety said he needed to leave the team in order “to follow what makes me happy, get my mental right, my well-being right, my family right.” That followed reports that the team talked Cravens out of retiring and that Cravens had also talked about quitting football in the past.

Cravens was a second-round pick in 2016 and had 34 tackles, a sack and an interception during his rookie season.

9 responses to “Su’a Cravens wants off reserve/left squad list

  1. Before people jump to the quitter mantra, this guy actually suffered a concussion so bad that he needed glasses permanently afterward. If that didn’t make him pause, there is something wrong with him. If you don’t understand him pausing as a fan or as teammates in that locker room, there is something wrong with you.

  2. “Cravens was a second-round pick in 2016 and had 34 tackles, a sack and an interception during his rookie season.”

    Which are very mediocre numbers and could easily be replaced by another player who will not be likely to freak out again and take another hike while the team is left wondering if he’s going to play or not. They should cut him instead of letting him count towards their roster.

  3. As a skins fan I say give Cravens another shot – assuming his teammates will have him. There are plenty of players in this league who have done far worse and have been afforded second chances. If the team has soured (and they won’t sweeten) then that is a different conversation.

  4. He had a pretty bad concussion, so I don’t blame him for reconsidering. However, Cravens does have a history of saying strange things even before that. I don’t know him or what he went through, so I can’t say obviously, but it’s enough to make me want to be really sure that he’s committed if I were to bring him back. At the very least, I would hold on to Swearinger as a starter until I am sure of Cravens’ intentions.

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