Remember about a week and a half ago when there was talk that the Redskins and Broncos were talking about making a deal that would send Su’a Cravens to Denver? There were no further reports and the story quickly got lost in the news cycle but that doesn’t mean that nothing is happening.
Per Mike Florio of PFT, the Redskins are waiting for someone to meet their price for their 2016 second-round pick. As of right now, it will take a third-round pick to get the Redskins to part with Cravens, who spent all of the 2017 season on the reserve/left camp list.
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For right now, there is no need for the Redskins to be in any hurry to deal Cravens. Despite all of the news of trades around the league, they can’t become official until Wednesday at 4 p.m. The first deadline of any consequence comes April 16, when voluntary workouts begin. There could be some awkward moments if Cravens is still on the roster and reports along with other veterans. Many did not take well to Cravens notifying them by text that he had decided to leave the team just days before the regular season opener.
The draft follows on April 26 and a deal could happen at some point over those three days. Even if nothing happens then, the Redskins could make a trade involving a 2019 pick.
Eventually, they may have to make a choice to take something less than a third-round pick, cut him, or leave him on the roster. But that decision point is months away and there is no reason for them to move off of their asking price until that point arrives.
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