Redskins safety Su’a Cravens had a short-lived retirement from the NFL on Saturday, according to a report. And there appears to be no guarantee that he won’t change his mind again.
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the second-year player told some players that he planned to retire on Saturday. However, after a talk with team officials he reconsidered.
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Schefter also reported that Cravens, who has been out since the first preseason game with a knee injury, will miss the start of the season. The injury to his meniscus was supposed to be healed in time for the season opener next Sunday. It is unclear whether Cravens will miss the time due to the knee injury or to “address his issues”, as Schefter tweeted.
Also, according to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, Cravens could come off of the Redskins’ active roster soon. Exactly how that might happen, whether it would be on injured reserve or via another mechanism, remains to be seen.
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The knee injury is the third of the short NFL career of Cravens, who was the Redskins’ second-round draft choice in 2016. As a rookie he missed two games with a concussion and then he was out for the final three games with an upper-arm injury. Other young NFL players have retired due to concussion and other injury concerns in recent years so a retirement of a player like Cravens, 22, would not be unprecedented.