Su'a Cravens, 22, considered retiring, but Redskins changed his mind

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The third-year pro took over at that position after Cravens' knee surgery. There was obviously a pattern of behavior that followed him to the National Football League, as it has been reported that he tried to quit during his rookie year, when injury forced him to miss the team's final few games of the season.

In his first public comments since telling the Washington Redskins he was considering retirement, safety Su'a Cravens made it clear that you are either with him or against him. Cravens alarmed fans by describing the glasses as something he'd have to wear for the rest of his life, but later said he'd in fact suffered no permanent damage from the concussion. An anonymous former teammate of Cravens' told ESPN that the safety has lost his love for the game.

"He has to handle what he needs to handle, whether mental or with his family".

The move occurred the day after officials trimmed the roster to 53 players, so the move - and its timing - cost another player a chance to make the team. "We're here to support him", Swearinger said.

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But Saturday night, Cravens informed his fellow defensive backs in a group text message that he was retiring, a second source familiar with the situation said. The designation would keep him out of game action for at least eight weeks, and the Redskins would have to pay Cravens his full 2017 salary, plus another 25 percent of his signing bonus (which would be a steep price for someone who still could retire before playing in another game).

"If it's family issues, personal issues, whatever he's dealing with, I'm supportive. So everyday I'm constantly in my book, in the notes, you know, talking to guys, just trying to [have] conversations with coaches [and] coordinators". "Hopefully he'll deal with what he has to deal with and be back out here". "But over the long run you will get exposed if you don't love the game because through the ups and downs, times get tough".

Gruden was originally supposed to speak with reporters after practice Sunday, but that news conference was canceled and moved until Tuesday.

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