Redskins safety Su’a Cravens has been on the reserve/left squad list since September of last year. He has had post-concussion syndrome, and earlier planned to retire in order to do what makes him happy. What this was was unspecified, but evidently was not football. Cravens has now applied to come off of the reserve list and back onto the Redskins roster for 2018.
Cravens is now showing no symptoms of post concussion syndrome, and has been cleared medically to play as of mid-December. Cravens return could be helpful for a struggling Redskins secondary. As a rookie in 2016, Cravens recorded 34 tackles, one sack, and one interceptions over 11 games, and showed all signs of a breakout season to come in 2017.
Cravens had potential to be a long-time starter, and possibly a star in the future, but announced his retirement after one year and was moved to the reserve list. Now with him applying to come off of it, the Redskins need to decide how big a role Cravens will play in their struggling defense.