The Washington Redskins have agreed to trade troubled Su’a Cravens to the Denver Broncos in a five-pick deal that will see the two teams swap draft selections in the fourth and fifth rounds, with the Broncos also sending another fifth-round pick to Washington to complete the deal, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports, citing a source. The Broncos will receive the 113th and 149th overall picks while the Redskins will get the 109th, 142nd, and 163rd overall selections in return, Schefter reports. Cravens tweeted his response to the deal on Tuesday.
The Broncos have been rumored to be pursuing Cravens since February.
The 22-year-old safety was a Redskins second-round pick in 2016, but Cravens sat out the entire 2017 season after an injury-plagued rookie campaign. Aside from a biceps injury and going under the knife for knee surgery, Cravens said he feared he suffered permanent damage to his eyesight due to a concussion. He threatened to retire ahead of the 2017 season and Washington placed him on its exempt list. He was reinstated by the NFL in February. The Broncos continue to retool their secondary. The No Fly Zone that once featured Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward will move forward with Cravens joining Chris Harris Jr., Bradley Roby, Darian Stewart, and Justin Simmons.
Steelers:It’s gut check time in Pittsburgh. After falling short of the rematch with the Patriots that many presumed was predestined, the Steelers have to address the self-destructive tendencies that have haunted them in key stretches. Still, few teams can keep up with them when they’re at their best.
Saints:New Orleans looked ready for this level — and beyond — before Stefon Diggs dashed the hopes of Drew Brees and Co. with his last-second touchdown in the divisional round. With an ascending roster powered by young talent, it’s difficult to find many holes here.
Vikings:Kirk Cousins very well may not be the missing ingredient for a title run. But with a championship-ready defense and plenty of weapons around him, the prized quarterback shouldn’thave to play hero to return Minnesota to this stage.