The Washington Redskins‘ pride was a little bruised against the Baltimore Ravens. Fortunately, one of their starting safeties avoided a major injury.
On Friday, Jay Gruden’s team got some bad news when it came to outside linebacker Trent Murphy. The team’s second-best pass rusher in 2016 tore his left ACL in the Washington Redskins’ 23-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night. Talking about adding injury to an insulting performance.
Murphy wasn’t only the member of the team to go down in the contest. But ESPN’s John Keim tells us that the news on strong safety Su’a Cravens was relatively good, per say.
Redskins safety Su'a Cravens will only miss two to three weeks after he 'tweaked' his knee, per source. He… https://t.co/hjw5gni7L4
— John Keim (@john_keim) August 11, 2017
You will recall that this was one of the most generous defensive units in the league each of the past two seasons. The club addressed this in numerous ways during the offseason via free agency and the draft. But another change was the transition of Cravens from inside linebacker to his more natural position of safety, where he was standout during his days with the Southern Cal Trojans. During his rookie year, he wound up playing in 11 games and finished with 33 tackles. Cravens also added one sack, an interception and knocked down five passes.
The Washington Redskins’ official depth chart lists Deshazor Everett, Stefan McClure and Tim Scott as the reserves behind Su’a Cravens. Hopefully Gruden, defensive coordinator Greg Manusky and fellow starting safety D.J. Swearinger see the second-year pro sooner than later.
Russell S. Baxter is the Washington Redskins lead writer for Pro Football Spot. You can follow him on Twitter at @baxfootballguru. Looking for more Redskins news and features? Like our Facebook page HERE and also follow @spot_redskins on Twitter.