Raiders starting cornerbacks miss game vs. Broncos
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders will be without their two starting cornerbacks against the Denver Broncos.
Gareon Conley has been ruled out of Monday night's game with a concussion and Daryl Worley was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. Oakland also waived Damontre Moore.
The Raiders signed safety Dallin Leavitt and tight end Paul Butler from the practice squad, although Butler is inactive for the game.
Ray, Cravens healthy scratches for Broncos vs. Browns
DENVER (AP) — Pass rusher Shane Ray and safety Su'a Cravens are healthy scratches for the Denver Broncos' game against the Cleveland Browns.
The Broncos (6-7) also are without pass rusher Shaq Barrett (hip) and cornerbacks Chris Harris Jr. (broken right leg) and rookie Isaac Yiadom (separated right shoulder). All three were ruled out Friday.
Broncos activate Cravens, promote Cracraft
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos will be without starters Bradley Roby, Darian Stewart, Brandon Marshall and rookie returner DaeSean Hamilton for their game against the Houston Texans on Sunday.
The Broncos activated safety Su'a Cravens off injured reserve and replaced receiver Isaiah McKenzie with River Cracraft on Friday.
Broncos cut ties with 2016 first-round pick QB Lynch
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — John Elway cut ties with his biggest draft bust Sunday when he waived quarterback Paxton Lynch less than 24 hours after including him on the Denver Broncos' 53-man roster.
In another move, the Broncos placed safety Su'a Cravens on IR with an injured left knee and re-signed Isaiah McKenzie, the speedy returner/receiver who was among the team's cuts a day earlier.
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DENVER BRONCOS (5-11)
New faces: QB Case Keenum, RB Royce Freeman, RB Phillip Lindsay, WR Courtland Sutton, WR DaeSean Hamilton, RT Jared Veldheer, CB Adam "Pacman" Jones, DE Clinton McDonald, ILB Jose Jewell, OLB Bradley Chubb, ILB Alexander Johnson, CB Tramaine Brock, S Su'a Cravens, CB Isaac Yiadom, P Marquette King.
Key losses: CB Aqib Talib, QB Trevor Siemian, QB Brock Osweiler, RB C.J. Anderson, TE Virgil Green, WR Cody Latimer, OL Menelik Watson, S Jamal Carter, P Riley Dixon.
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DENVER BRONCOS (5-11)
OPEN CAMP: July 27, Englewood, Colorado
LAST YEAR: Coach Vance Joseph's first year was debacle in every phase. Denver's anemic offense cycled through three QBs during soured season that included eight-game skid, franchise's longest in half-century, and featured eight double-digit losses. Exhausted defense surrendered too many points and special teams were anything but. GM John Elway thought about firing Joseph but decided to give him second chance and then bolstered roster.
The Washington Redskins returned to addressing defensive needs Saturday afternoon when they selected Penn State safety Troy Apke No. 109 overall in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Apke recorded 55 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble in 23 games for the Nittany Lions. The 6-foot-1 prospect ran a 4.34 40-yard dash at the scouting combine and was named the most valuable player at the NFPLA Collegiate Bowl, a postseason all-star game for college stars.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — After plugging holes on the defensive and offensive lines and at running back, the Washington Redskins still have plenty of depth needs to fill on the third day of the NFL draft.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Su'a Cravens has found happiness, harmony and himself just in time for his do-over in Denver.
Elated over John Elway's call and Von Miller's text, the former standout safety from Southern Cal celebrated his trade from the Redskins to the Broncos by posting "A Whole New World" from the Disney movie "Aladdin" on his Twitter account.
DENVER (AP) — Su'a Cravens already appears to be relishing in his change of scenery and his chance at a fresh start.
In a video posted on his Twitter account , the song "A Whole New World" from the Disney movie "Aladdin" played in the background before a smiling Cravens let out a loud "Woo!" Underneath was a caption that read: "Broncos!!!! Here I come!!"
The Su'a Cravens saga has come to a conclusion for the Washington Redskins.
The team traded Cravens to the Denver Broncos on Wednesday with the rights to swap fourth and fifth round picks, and with the Redskins gaining an additional fifth round pick. ESPN was the first to report.
Washington will gain the ninth pick in the fourth round, No. 109 overall, and the fifth pick in the fifth round, No. 142 overall. Denver will get the Redskins' picks in the rounds.
The Washington Redskins are reportedly seeking a third-round pick for any team interested in safety Su'a Cravens.
Pro Football Talk reported teams haven't met the asking price, which is why the 22-year-old safety hasn't been traded yet. Cravens' future in Washington needs to be sorted out before next season, and it is believed the team is trying to move on.
The Washington Redskins agreed to a multi-year contract Tuesday with safety Deshazor Everett, the team announced.
Everett, 26, was set to be a restricted free agent. He played 14 games last season, starting a career-high eight. He is also a core member of the Redskins' special teams.
INDIANAPOLIS Su'a Cravens' future is starting to take shape.
Redskins senior VP of player personnel Doug Williams said Wednesday that Cravens' future in Washington would sort itself out "one way or another."
Shortly after, reports emerged of the Denver Broncos expressing interest in trading for Cravens.
Putting aside promotions sponsored by the Department of Defense this decade the jet flyovers, uniformed color guards, unfurled field-length flags and other armed forces' tie-ins the NFL has commingled with military terminology for a long time.
Deep passes are bombs. Defenses blitz the quarterback. Offenses use ground attacks to set up air attacks. The game sometimes (but always ill-advisedly) is referred to as war.
Redskins safety Su'a Cravens applied for reinstatement to the NFL after spending the 2017 season on the reserve/left squad list, a source confirmed.
Cravens missed the entire season after leaving the Redskins a week before the regular season started. At the time, Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Cravens was dealing with some personal issues while mulling retirement.
Banged-up Redskins not getting Cravens back this season
Amid injuries to more than a quarter of their starters, the Washington Redskins won't have Su'a Cravens for the rest of the season after putting the 22-year-old safety on the reserve/left squad list.
Cravens left the team before Week 1 while contemplating retirement. The Redskins had a month to decide what to do with the 2016 second-round pick and opted to rule him out this season.
Redskins’ Everett gets his shot as Cravens mulls retiring
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Deshazor Everett's chance has come. And in a most unexpected way.
The special-teams ace has been thrust into the Washington Redskins starting lineup following the shocking news that Redskins safety Su'a Cravens is considering retiring from the NFL at age 22.
Redskins safety Su’a Cravens talked out of retiring for now
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins placed Su'a Cravens on the exempt/left squad list Sunday, and his future is in doubt after teammates said the 22-year-old safety had to be talked out of retiring.
Cravens, penciled in as the starter at strong safety, has been out since Aug. 15 following knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus. Cravens was expected to return to practice this week but instead is expected to now miss the first four weeks of the season.
Redskins cut Nate Sudfeld, go with 2 quarterbacks
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Even with uncertainty about the future of Kirk Cousins, the Washington Redskins cut Nate Sudfeld to go with just two quarterbacks on their initial 53-man roster.
Sudfeld, a developmental prospect after being a sixth-round pick out of Indiana in 2016, was among the team's most notable cuts made Saturday before the deadline. Cousins is playing a second consecutive season on the franchise tag and could cost $34 million if retained under the same terms in 2018.
Redskins safety Su’a Cravens undergoes knee surgery
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins safety Su'a Cravens had knee surgery and there's no official timeline for him to return.
Coach Jay Gruden says Cravens had a knee scope to clean out some issues with his meniscus. Gruden says Cravens was injured on the third play of the Redskins' first preseason game last week at Baltimore.
Redskins shelve Murphy, sign Staples for receiver help
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have placed linebacker Trent Murphy on injured reserve with a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee, and signed Jamari Staples to bolster their injury-depleted wide receiver corps.
Murphy, the Redskins' top draft choice in 2014, was hurt in their 23-3 loss to Baltimore in their preseason opener on Thursday night.
Short week heading into Bears game adds to Redskins’ urgency
As much as a short week might throw off preparation for Chicago Bears quarterback Matt Barkley, he knows it's nothing compared to what the Washington Redskins are dealing with before their matchup.
Banged-up Redskins glad for extra day before facing Panthers
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — After needing to travel halfway across the country following a Sunday night game to play on Thanksgiving, the schedule is finally providing a break for the banged-up Washington Redskins.
Redskins expanding role of rookie ‘hybrid’ Su’a Cravens
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Su'a Cravens figured out a few practices into his NFL career what life in the trenches was like.
"I was about 217 pounds playing (middle) linebacker with no pads on going against guys like (tackles Ty Nsekhe and Trent Williams)," Cravens recalled, "and I didn't know Trent was as fast as me so I got thrown out the club about three or four times in the first couple OTA practices before I was like, 'OK let me just make a decision and live with it.'"
Redskins TE Reed ruled out of Eagles game with concussion
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins will be without tight end Jordan Reed for their NFC East showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
The team announced Saturday that Reed was downgraded from questionable to out because of a concussion. Reed reported symptoms Tuesday, was diagnosed with the sixth documented concussion of his pro and college career, and did not practice this week.
Redskins CB Bashaud Breeland uncertain for Ravens game
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cornerback Bashaud Breeland ramped up his efforts Thursday for a possible return to the lineup after sitting out Washington's 31-20 win over Cleveland with a left ankle injury.
Breeland worked on movement drills as teammates practiced in full going into Sunday's game against Baltimore.
"It's pretty good. A little soreness here and there that I'm trying to work through," Breeland said of the ankle injury suffered Sept. 25 against the Giants. "I feel like I'm ahead of schedule."
Redskins’ DeSean Jackson expected to play Sunday at Giants
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Wide receiver DeSean Jackson is expected to play for the Washington Redskins at the New York Giants on Sunday.
After sitting out practice earlier in the week because of knee and ankle injuries, Jackson participated Friday and coach Jay Gruden said afterward: "Based on the injury report, he'll be ready to roll."
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WASHINGTON REDSKINS (9-8)
New faces: CB Josh Norman, TE Vernon Davis, SS David Bruton Jr., rookie RB Robert Kelley, rookie LB Su'a Cravens.
Key losses: RB Alfred Morris, FS Dashon Goldson, DE Jason Hatcher, QB Robert Griffin III.
Training camp observations: Redskins defense dominates two-minute drill
RICHMOND The Washington Redskins concluded practice on Saturday like they normally do with a two-minute drill and after two plays the session was almost over.
ATLANTA Su'a Cravens shot through the line of scrimmage and dove toward Brandon Wilds. As Wilds tried to hurdle the Washington Redskins' rookie linebacker, Cravens lowered his shoulder and sent him spinning through the air for a two-yard loss.
Cravens got up and emphatically clapped his hands three times, as if to shake out any last jitters he felt after making his first NFL tackle.
"I've been practicing against my own teammates for the past couple of months, so I...
Training camp observations: Trent Williams, Matt Jones sit out with knee soreness
RICHMOND The Washington Redskins returned to their regular practice schedule on Thursday following Wednesday's special teams session, which also doubled as a day off for the regular starters.
Left tackle Trent Williams and running back Matt Jones both did not practice because of knee soreness, but their absences were precautionary, according to the team. Jones said he was resting his legs and "felt fine."
Inside linebacker Steven Daniels also missed practice and...
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WASHINGTON REDSKINS (9-8)
OPEN CAMP: July 28, Richmond, Virginia
LAST YEAR: When QB Kirk Cousins found his groove, Redskins won three consecutive games late in season to clinch NFC East. Cousins threw for 300 yards in all three victories to get Washington to playoffs, where it lost to Green Bay in NFC wild-card round.
IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: CB Josh Norman, TE Vernon Davis, S David Bruton Jr., rookie WR Josh Doctson, rookie LB Su'a Cravens.