Published: Tue, September 19, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Su'a Cravens Officially Out for 2017 as He Contemplates Retirement

Su'a Cravens Officially Out for 2017 as He Contemplates Retirement

The banged-up Washington Redskins won't have Su'a Cravens for the rest of the season after putting the 22-year-old safety on the reserve/left squad list.Cravens left the team before Week 1 while contemplating retirement.

On Monday, Washington officially placed Cravens on the reserve/left squad list, which by rule means he can not play this year.

Cravens' career has been plagued by injury and concussions, and as a result, the 2016 second-round pick is now considering retirement.

Washington finished 27th in Adjusted Defensive Net Expected Points (NEP) in 2016, so it's debatable how much Cravens' absence will hurt the team this season. According to Florio's source, Washington knew Cravens planned to show up this week and basically blocked the move. Coach Jay Gruden gave Rapoport a quote about the importance of one's personal life and Cravens spent Saturday night on the sidelines of the USC-Texas game with team executive Doug Williams. Out of the blue on Monday, they shifted his status from exempt/left squad to reserve/left squad, ending his season.

The circumstances that allowed Cravens to receive a four-week roster exemption set the stage for Monday's developments. Team officials met with Cravens and chose to place him on the exempt/left squad for four weeks to give him time to think about his path going forward.

So even though Cravens was under the impression that Washington was giving him four weeks, once the five days elapsed and he hadn't returned, Washington was able to make this change.

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