The Washington Redskins have traded safety Su’a Cravens to the Denver Broncos for a 5th round pick and a swap of their draft picks in the 4th and 5th rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Denver is swapping fourth- and fifth-round picks, and giving another 5th-round pick with Washington in exchange for safety Su’a Cravens, per source. Cravens is a Bronco.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 28, 2018
Cravens, a 2nd round pick in 2016 played well as a rookie linebacker before a shift to the secondary, but he suffered a meniscus tear in training camp eventually left the team before the start of the 2017 season. Cravens sat out 2017, but has been reinstated.
It later emerged that Cravens continued to be bothered by a concussion he suffered in his rookie year that caused him to miss several games. At one point Cravens claimed the concussion caused vision problems, but that claim was later denied.
A number of Cravens’ teammates complained that he quit on the team last year and it wasn’t clear if he would be welcome back in the Redskins locker room. Head Coach Jay Gruden earlier denied the team was trading Cravens, but, as usual, that turned out to be mere talk.