Big development in the situation surrounding #Redskins S Su'a Cravens: He's expected to return to the team this week https://t.co/zQjJlB9dcT— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 17, 2017
According to Ian Rapoport and his army of anonymous sources, Su'a Cravens will report to the Redskins this week. Cravens has been away from the team since telling management that he was going to retire from peofessional football two weeks ago. The team told the young safety to take time to deal with whatever issues he was dealing with, and to reconsider his decision.
The Redskins placed Cravens on the exempt/left squad list which allowed them to pick up another player while he was away from the team(G T.J. Clemmings). Cravens likely won't be able to return to the field right away, if that is even his intention. The team can activate him immediately, but if he intends to play, his return would probably be after the team's Week 5 bye, when they host the 49ers.
Cravens is dealing with a health issue according to Rapoport, but he doesn't specify if it is physical or mental. Cravens did have knee surgery on August 15th for an injury that happened in the first preseason game of the year. Players and coaches have said they will take him back, and hopefully he is fully committed and healthy if he makes that decision.
Cravens' agent Fadde Mikhail has been in touch with team brass and coach Jay Gruden has been in touch with Cravens, himself. There has been some talk of football, but mostly life. The 2016 second-round pick is still dealing with a health issue.
On Saturday night, Cravens was spotted at the USC-Texas game hanging out with RedskinsSenior VP of Player Personnel Doug Williams.
Su'a Cravens is hanging out on the sideline for USC. In black shirt with glasses. pic.twitter.com/ZdPvubAtZN— Zach Helfand (@zhelfand) September 17, 2017
Per S' ua Cravens reports.. source says he approached Doug Williams last nite to say hello. Wished each other well. Not expected at prax— Carol Maloney (@carolmaloney4) September 17, 2017