Report: Redskins talk second year safety Su’a Cravens, 22, out of retirement

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Su’a Cravens in the first quarter at FedExField on October 2, 2016.
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LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – During his 18 months in the NFL, life hasn’t been easy for Redskins safety Su’a Cravens. He’s battled injuries, changed positions and, by most accounts, failed to live-up to expectations of the second round pick Washington used on him in the 2016 NFL Draft.

According to several reports, Cravens told teammates he plans to retire at the age of 22. However, team officials reportedly were able to talk him out of it – at least for now.

Late Sunday, the Redskins officially place Cravens on the Exempt/Left Squad list.

With Cravens on the Exempt/Left Squad list, the Redskins retain his rights, but can sign another player to fill his roster spot.

In 2016, his rookie season, Cravens appeared in 11 games and registered 23 tackles, a sack, an interception, and five passes defended. According to Pro Football Focus, Cravens allowed zero touchdowns and a 73.1 passer rating when in coverage.