Denver Broncos: Su’a Cravens to return in four weeks and he’s excited
Denver Broncos safety Su’a Cravens will come off injured reserve in four weeks. He’s excited to get going.
Denver Broncos safety Su’a Cravens is eager to get back to work.
Cravens has been very active on social media, specifically on Snapchat. On Thursday, he shared two photo memories from a couple of weeks ago of him in a Broncos uniform (from the preseason game against Arizona). One of them was of him catching a football.
He also wrote on those photos in all caps, “4 more weeks (expletive)—I’ll be ready to smash folk” and “I promise” on the one that followed.
Cravens’ presence has obviously been missed. The team’s struggles to cover tight ends continues.
Last week at Baltimore, the Broncos allowed Ravens tight ends to catch four passes from Joe Flacco. That isn’t a ton, but the issue was the yardage they gained. Rookie Mark Andrews caught two passes for 59 yards with a long of 30 yards. That is absolutely insane and a not good look for Denver’s defense.
In their first matchup against the Raiders this season, they faced tight end Jared Cook and allowed him to catch four passes for 49 yards. The two division rivals play each other again on Christmas Eve. Hopefully Cravens will stay healthy for that matchup to try and help stop Cook from doing better.
In week one against Seattle, Denver allowed Seahawks rookie tight end Will Dissly to catch three passes for 105 yards and a touchdown.
The Broncos are counting on the former Washington Redskins safety, whom they traded for, to come back healthy and do what they wanted him to do when they brought him to Denver: prevent the bleeding and shut down opposing tight ends.
The next four weeks, the Broncos face the Chiefs, who have one of the better tight ends in the league in Travis Kelce; the New York Jets and 6’6” tight end Eric Tomlinson; another 6’6” target in Rams’ tight end Tyler Higbee; and Arizona Cardinals tight end Ricky Seals-Jones, who has eight receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown on the season.
When Cravens is healthy, some of the tight ends he will be asked to cover are Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, Pittsburgh’s Jesse James and Vance McDonald, and Cincinnati Bengals’ Tyler Eifert.
Hopefully, Cravens will be able to give the Broncos and their fans what they’ve been waiting for: someone who can prevent opposing tight ends from burning them each and every week.