Su'a Cravens traded to Broncos

Su'a Cravens traded to Broncos

The long-rumored trade of safety Su'a Cravens from Washington to the Denver Broncos is happening - and it involves a lot of draft picks changing teams.

The Redskins traded Cravens to the Broncos for a fifth-round pick and they also swapped fourth- and fifth-round picks, per the report, which cited unidentified sources. The Broncos view Cravens as an upgrade over Simmons.

Cravens' agent said previous year that Cravens was diagnosed with Post Concussion Syndrome but now Cravens is "asymptomatic and cleared to return back to all things football".

The 2016 second-round pick informed the team of his decision to retire last September but was placed on the reserve list instead after a discussion with management. He then received reinstatement from the league in 2018. He was reinstated on February 14.

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By December, his agent issued a statement that said Cravens was allowed to resume football activities after recovering from post-concussion syndrome from a hit in Week 4 of the 2016 season.

The deal features Denver giving up a fourth-round pick and two fifth-round picks for Cravens, a fourth-round pick and a fifth-round pick, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

As for the Redskins, Cravens' departure further underscores the need for added depth at safety, especially with De'Angelo Hall getting up there in age.