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Redskins’ Su’a Cravens applies for reinstatement from the NFL after surprise retirement

Su'a Cravens, Redskins

When Washington Redskins 22-year-old safety Su’a Cravens announced his retirement from the NFL back in September, it was quite a shock that the second-year player had decided to hang up his cleats so quickly. However, according to an article written by Kimberley A. Martin of the Washington Post on Monday, Cravens has officially applied with the NFL for reinstatement off the reserve/left squad list and hopes to be back on the field for the 2018-19 season.

Back in early December, Cravens’ agent Fadde Mikhail issued a statement about his client being cleared to return to all football activities and Cravens’ desire to get back on the football field.

“As of December 7th, 2017, client Su’a Cravens has received medical clearance to resume all football activities. My client suffered from Post Concussion Syndrome and, under the care of Dr. Michael Collins at the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, Su’a has undergone targeted treatment and rehabilitation. He is now asymptomatic and cleared to return back to ALL THINGS FOOTBALL. Su’a is excited and looking forward to the 2018 NFL season and many years to follow,” Mikhail said in a statement.

This is quite a pleasant surprise to hear that Cravens intends to come back to the NFL, as he appeared to be an up-and-coming safety for the Redskins following his 2016 rookie season.

On Monday, Cravens took to his official Twitter account to show that he was again active with his football career when he posted a GIF of a heart monitor.

Cravens is set to rejoin a Redskins defensive unit that would likely welcome his playmaking ability back with open arms, which he showed flashes of during the 2016-17 season primarily as a box safety.

As a rookie second-round selection out of the University of Southern California for the Redskins, Cravens appeared in 11 games and totaled 34 tackles, five pass deflections, one interception, and one quarterback sack.