WASHINGTON (AP) – 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. The Redskins had a month to decide what to do with the 2016 second-round pick and opted to rule him out this season.
The decision means Cravens cannot play during the 2017 season. Cravens still has three years left on the contract he signed with the team in 2016, and the Redskins control his rights for that length of time if and when he decides to return.The team released a statement Monday that said in part, “We sincerely hope that Su’a uses this time away from the club to reflect upon whether or not he’d like to resume his career in the National Football League in 2018.”
Cravens has not played since injuring his knee in the team’s first preseason game against the Ravens. He underwent a surgical procedure, and he then informed the team on September 2nd that he was considering retirement.