Washington Redskins safety Su’a Cravens plans to play football next season.
In a statement released Tuesday, Cravens’s agent Fadde Mikhail said his client “has received medical clearance to resume all football activities.”
The Redskins placed the second-year safety on the reserve/left squad list in September, three weeks after Cravens had informed team officials and teammates that he planned to retire. The organization had initially talked Cravens out of retirement and gave him 30 days to contemplate his future.
In his statement, Mikhail disclosed that Cravens, 22, has been dealing with “post concussion syndrome.” The former USC safety, and 53rd overall pick in 2016, suffered a concussion in the Redskins’ Week 4 win over the Cleveland Browns during the 2016 season and missed the next two games.
Cravens, who initially started out at inside linebacker in then-defensive coordinator Joe Barry’s system, ended his rookie season with 34 tackles, five passes defensed, a sack and an interception in 11 games.
Reached for comment, the Redskins released the following statement on the Cravens announcement: “We are focused on the Arizona Cardinals. He is on the reserve/left squad list for the season.”
Cravens hinted at his possible return this week on social media, writing on Instagram: “Truth will be out soon I never just walk away come on now this all calculated thinking.”