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The Su’a saga is over

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Su’a Cravens has been traded to the Broncos ending his short time with the Redskins.

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.