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Broncos place Su’a Cravens on injured reserve

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The Denver Broncos will have to wait until midseason at the earliest to see safety Su’a Cravens in action. Cravens will miss the first eight weeks of the season after the team placed the young safety on injured reserve due to a left knee injury, per Mike Klis of 9NEWS.

Cravens missed most of training camp and the first three preseason games because of the knee injury. Although, he did return to practice last week and played in the Broncos’ preseason finale against the Arizona Cardinals.

Unfortunately, the knee flared up once again over the weekend, which prompted Cravens to undergo surgery. This is the same knee which he had operated on to repair a meniscus tear last year.

Cravens, 23, was a second-round pick by the Washington Redskins in the 2016 draft. After taking the entire 2017 season off due to retirement, Cravens was reinstated by the league in February. He was then traded by the Redskins to the Broncos in March.

Craves was expected to be an integral part of the Broncos’ safety rotation this season along with starters Justin Simmons and Darian Stewart. Hopefully, he can recover from his knee injury and make it back in time to make some sort of impact in his debut season in Denver.

The Broncos re-signed wide receiver/punt returner Isaiah McKenzie, who was cut from the 53-man roster on Saturday, to fill Cravens’ spot on the roster.