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Redskins safety Su’a Cravens reinstated by the NFL

Su'a Cravens, Redskins

Washington Redskins safety Su’a Cravens sat out the entire 2017 season after just one year in the NFL.

However, Cravens appears to have found his way back into the league, as the NFL has approved his request to be reinstated from the reserve/left squad list that he was placed on last September, according to Field Yates of ESPN.

Earlier this week, the 22-year-old applied for reinstatement; the NFL didn’t wait long to respond. Cravens was nursing a knee injury before his departure from the team that resulted in a now-brief retirement. It was also revealed by his agent, Fadde Mikhail, that he dealt with post-concussion syndrome while he sat out the 2017 season; he just became medically cleared to return.

This is another huge step toward Cravens returning the field for the Redskins. His presence as an impact player in the secondary is a big plus Washington’s defense. In his rookie campaign, Cravens recorded 34 tackles, one sack, five passes deflection, and one interception in 11 appearances (three starts).

He appeared to be on track to take a larger role with Washington in his second season. Cravens still has three more years left on his four-year, $4.4 million rookie deal, giving the Redskins more reason to bring him back into the fold.

Cravens has the potential to become one of the top young defensive backs in the league with his proven versatility in stopping the run as well as defending quick receivers on the outside or out of the slot.

Clarity on where Cravens will play, and when, should arrive over the next few months.