Ian Rapoport, citing several sources, reports that Redskins S Su’a Cravens is expected to return to the team early this week and likely on Tuesday after he informed the team that he was considering retirement.
Rapoport says that the situation involving Cravens is still “complex and fluid” and this may not be the end of the story.
However, it’s still considered a very positive step for Cravens to return to the team.
According to Rapoport, Cravens’ agent Fadde Mikhail has been in touch with team brass and coach Jay Gruden and while they have discussed some football, most of the conversations have been centered around life.
It’s worth mentioning that Cravens is still dealing with a health issue.
People who know Cravens have told Rapoport that his passion for the game is still there and hasn’t gone away, despite nearly retiring.
Washington placed Cravens on the non-football exempt list to open the regular season, so they will likely activate him in the coming days and make a roster move to create a spot.
Cravens, 22, is a former second-round pick of the Redskins back in 2016. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $4.430 million contract that included $2.523 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $450,000 and $651,408 over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2016, Cravens appeared in 11 games for the Redskins and recorded 34 tackles, one sack, an interception and five pass defenses. Cravens was limited to playing 294 total snaps last year.