Despite some rumors floating around, Denver Broncos safety Su’a Cravens is not in danger of losing his roster spot as the third preseason game approaches.
No need to worry about whether or not Su’a Cravens is going to make the Denver Broncos’ final roster.
The Broncos worked for about a month (if not more) to get Cravens in town from the Washington Redskins via trade, and gave up essentially a fourth-round draft pick to get him.
Injuries happen in training camp and in the preseason, but Cravens’ knee injury is not putting him in no man’s land when it comes to the Broncos’ 53-man roster.
The team does, however, want to see what he can do at the ‘dime ‘backer’ position, where Vance Joseph said they envision him playing his most critical role.
The Broncos have Will Parks floating around the defensive formation in addition to their two starting safeties Darian Stewart and Justin Simmons.
Parks and Cravens are expected to play more non-traditional roles for the Broncos’ defense, helping match up with running backs, tight ends, slot players, and even blitzing and playing in the box as linebackers at times.
Cravens has probably been frustrated about not being able to be on the field and was held out of practice on Monday with a game on Friday, which doesn’t bode well for his chances of playing.
With that being said, the Broncos are the ones proceeding with caution in regards to Cravens. They are monitoring his health and making sure he’s good to go.
It’s important to keep in mind this is a player who missed all of last season recovering from concussions and contemplating his football future in general.
The Broncos want him to be fully healthy because they know the type of impact he’s capable of making.
It would be a bit surprising if Cravens were completely held out of the preseason, so I would expect he practices at some point this week leading up to the team’s preseason game against the team that drafted him, the Washington Redskins.