Denver is swapping fourth- and fifth-round picks, and giving another 5th-round pick with Washington in exchange for safety Su’a Cravens, per source. Cravens is a Bronco.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 28, 2018
So Denver’s trade for former Washington safety Su’a Cravens involves five draft picks, but the main one is a fifth-round pick that is going to the Redskins.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 28, 2018
Broncos acquire SS Su'a Cravens from WAS in exchange for 5th-rd pick (No. 163). Broncos also swap 4th-rd picks, going from 109 to WAS's 113; and 5th-rd picks, from 142 to 149. Also a conditional pick. WAS would get 6th-rd pick in 2020 if Cravens plays in playoff game. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 28, 2018
Recapping the Su’a saga from the last time we covered trade rumors:
Cravens missed the 2017 season after telling the team he planned to retire, but being talked out of it be the front office. The Redskins originally placed Cravens on the exempt/left squad list, a day after reports came out he would be reporting back to the team. Cravens agent stated that his client was medically cleared to return to football in December after seeing a concussion specialist. Cravens suffered a concussion and biceps injury during his rookie season, and had knee surgery following an injury during a preseason game last year.
He also sought treatment at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center while away from the team last year for lingering effects from a concussion suffered in his rookie season. His agent released a statement in December saying he had been medically cleared to return to football.
Cravens applied for reinstatement to the NFL on February 12th, and was reinstated two days later. Some Redskins coaches and players reportedly had a problem with the way he handled the situation, and many speculated even if he returned, the team would move on. The Redskins are looking to get some kind of return for a 2nd round pick that played in 11 games, starting 3, in his only season with the team. The compensation wouldn’t be as high as they would want, likely a conditional mid-late pick or a player a team is planning on moving on from.