New England Patriots

Aug 30, 2018; Glendale, AZ, USA; Denver Broncos safety Su’a Cravens (21) against the Arizona Cardinals during a pre season game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


The Patriots may have their roster set (for now), but that didn’t stop them from bringing in safety Su’a Cravens for a Tuesday workout in Foxboro, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

A second-round pick of the Redskins in 2016, Cravens’ story is certainly an interesting one.

Drafted as a safety, it didn’t take long for the Redskins to move Cravens to linebacker, and the 6-foot-1 defender finished with 33 tackles, five passes defended, and one interception in 11 games (three starts) as a versatile threat for Washington. Emerging as a starting-level talent for the Redskins (Cravens had starts at both linebacker and safety as a rookie), and projected to be the team’s No. 1 safety moving forward, Cravens announced his retirement just one week before the start of the 2017 regular season.

While away from football, Cravens underwent treatment for post-concussion syndrome, and returned to the NFL in 2018 with the Broncos. Cravens finished with 18 tackles and a fumble recovery in five games for Denver last season.

Cravens had nine tackles and a fumble forced in four preseason games for the Broncos this season, but was part of the team’s mass cutdown to get to the 53-man limit.

The Patriots currently have six safeties signed to their roster.