Cravens was cut by the Broncos on Friday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Cravens was competing for a reserve or rotational role in Denver's secondary after finishing the 2018 season as a healthy scratch. The 2016 second-round pick will look to earn another chance elsewhere in the league.
Cravens (illness) had one tackle in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams.
Cravens missed the Broncos' third preseason contest due to an illness, but he returned to start Saturday and played 25 snaps. The 24-year-old finished last season as a healthy scratch for the final three weeks and ended up playing only five games.
Cravens missed Thursday's practice session due to illness, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
The specifics of Cravens' illness are unclear, but head coach Vic Fangio said the safety would likely be sidelined Friday as well. Trey Marshall and Jamal Carter could pick up some extra reps with Cravens out.
Cravens is a healthy inactive for Saturday's game against the Browns.
This appears to be a straight benching from the Broncos coaching staff, as Cravens was never listed on the injury report this week. The 23-year-old has 18 total tackles in five games since being activated off injured reserve, and played only 16 defensive snaps last week. The 2016 second-round pick was traded from the Redskins to the Broncos in March, and now finds himself a healthy scratch for Week 15.
The Broncos activated Cravens (knee) to their 53-man roster Friday, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.
Cravens is expected to make his 2018 debut against the Texans on Sunday. The third-year pro appears to have fully recovered from a knee injury sustained during the preseason, and he could be in line for a large defensive workload with Darian Stewart (neck) ruled out for Week 9.
Cravens (knee) will be actived off injured reserve prior to Saturday's transaction deadline, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Cravens has missed the first eight games of the season with the knee injury and indications all week have been that he would be ready for Sunday's game against the Texans. The 23-year-old should slide into a depth role in the secondary but could also be used in a hybrid-linebacker role, especially with Brandon Marshall (knee) unlikely to play against Houston.
Cravens (knee) is expected to be moved onto the active roster this week and play against the Texans on Sunday, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.
Cravens has spent the entire 2018 regular season thus far on injured reserve, but appears on track to make a full return to the field after being cleared to practice two weeks ago. The 2016 second-round pick is expected to serve as a depth safety and special-teams asset for the Broncos when healthy.
Cravens (knee) has been cleared to practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Since Cravens is on injured reserve, he won't be available to play until Week 9 against the Texans. The 2016 second-round pick missed the entire 2017 campaign between knee and personal issues. If he can get back on the playing field, he'll provide depth to the Broncos' safeties but may have to start in a special teams role.
Cravens (knee) could make his return to practice next week, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
The former USC standout was originally placed on injured reserve Sept. 2 after he battled knee soreness throughout the preseason. Though they have a three-week window to do so, the Broncos can activate Cravens as early as after their Week 6 game against the Rams. The fact that Cravens is on track to return to practice soon bodes well for his return to the field following his IR stint.
Cravens (knee) is hopeful to return to the field in two months, Zac Stevens of BSN Denver reports.
Cravens was placed on injured reserve earlier in the week but it doesn't appear that the safety-linebacker hybrid's season is over quite yet. He will have to sit out at least eight games but then will be eligible to return to the active roster. Look for more updates to come as he continues his knee treatment.
Cravens (knee) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Cravens battled knee soreness throughout the preseason and isn't quite ready to return for the start of the regular season, so he'll be eligible for the active roster after Week 8. His placement on IR allowed for the Broncos to re-sign receiver and punt returner Isaiah McKenzie. With Cravens sidelined, Will Parks (knee) and Dymonte Thomas figure to provide depth at safety behind Darian Stewart and Justin Simmons.
Cravens returned to practice Monday, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
Cravens (knee) took the field for the first time all preseason today, after a lingering battle with knee soreness. The highly-touted 2016 second-rounder will now work towards taking the field Week 1, when Cravens will hope to make his debut as a Bronco.
Cravens (knee) has been ruled out of Friday's preseason contest against the Redskins, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
Cravens reportedly is closing in on a return to the practice field, but without any reps this week, he'll sit out Friday's affair. The once highly-touted prospect out of Southern California has experienced his ups and downs through the early portion of his career. If Cravens hopes to make highs the new norm in the Mile High City, he'll need to get back to the playing field sooner rather than later.
Cravens (knee) didn't return to practice Monday, but coach Vance Joseph said "he's actually getting better after this weekend, so we'll see."
Cravens suffered a setback last week and hasn't practiced since July 31 as he continues to deal with knee soreness. The Broncos next preseason game comes Friday against the Redskins, and the 23-year-old won't be ready to play if he is unable to get any practice time in over the next couple days.
Cravens (knee) did not participate in Monday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Cravens, who was sidelined throughout practice last week due to the same knee injury, remains out Monday. However, it doesn't look like he'll be out much longer, as Cravens is expected to be back on the field later this week, according to Troy Renck of Denver 7 News.
Cravens (knee) was spotted on the field but without a helmet during Thursday's walkthrough, Kyle Fredrickson of The Denver Post reports.
Cravens' minimal activity is more encouraging than a strict absence from practice, but there still seems to be some questions pertaining to his knee. Given the nature of knee injuries, it's tough to predict how things will progress and whether he'll be able to suit up for Saturday's preseason affair. Regardless, the fact that he's already back on the field suggests we should be seeing Cravens before the regular-season opener.
Cravens (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
Information on Cravens' knee hasn't been reported, but it doesn't appear to be a very serious injury. Consider the defensive back day-to-day until the Broncos can provide a more specific update on his health.
Denver could deploy Cravens in a similar manner as it did with T.J. Ward, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
For all the accolades the Broncos' "No Fly Zone" has earned in recent seasons, opposing teams have routinely exploited Denver's man-coverage-heavy tendencies by forcing the team's linebackers to play in space versus tight ends and running backs. Cravens, who has the size of a linebacker with a safety's speed, offers an answer. Though the Broncos play more zone nowadays, expect head coach Vance Joseph -- a Wade Phillips disciple -- to use Cravens in a similar manner as Phillips used Ward during Denver's Super Bowl run. That might include playing a traditional safety role, playing the slot or subbing in as a linebacker for Todd Davis in passing situations. It is not a stretch to think the Broncos could roll out a jumbo dime package with four safeties -- Cravens, Darian Stewart, Justin Simmons and Will Parks -- to combat multi-tight-end and two-back looks.
The Redskins traded Cravens to the Broncos on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Washington is swapping picks with Denver in the fourth and fifth rounds this April and is also acquiring another fifth-round selection in the deal. It's modest compensation for a player selected 53rd overall in the 2016 draft, but that was to be expected after Cravens sat out all of 2017 while contemplating retirement and undergoing treatment for post-concussion syndrome. Cravens also had a minor knee procedure in August, though he was expected to be ready for Week 1 before the other issues surfaced. He had 34 tackles, a sack and an interception across 295 defensive snaps in 11 games as a rookie, operating as a part-time safety and part-time nickel/dime linebacker. He'll likely compete for a similar role in Denver, where incumbent starting safeties Justin Simmons (ankle) and Darian Stewart both remain on the roster, though Stewart's contract could put him in danger if Cravens appears ready for a starting job. The Broncos probably wouldn't have made the trade without assurances from Cravens that he intends to continue his career.
Cravens may end up staying with the Redskins, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports. "We're not trading [Cravens]," coach Jay Gruden said. "I just saw that on the ticker. He's still a member of this football team and we have every intention of seeing where he's at. I'll have to talk to him and see where he's at mentally. Physically, I know he's going to be in great shape. The big thing is, is this something that he wants to do?"
Cravens stepped away from football shortly before the 2017 regular-season opener for a mixture of personal and health-related reasons. He applied for reinstatement in mid-February and quickly was granted the request, but there were widespread rumors that the Redskins planned to trade or release him due to the unusual circumstances last season. Gruden suggested otherwise, saying the team has no plans to move its 2016 second-round pick. Cravens made the most of his 295 defensive snaps as a rookie in 2016, piling up 34 tackles, a sack and an interception in 11 games while displaying the versatility to play both safety and nickel linebacker. Redskins Senior VP of Player Personnel Doug Williams recently said that Cravens underwent targeted treatment for post-concussion syndrome, hinting that the safety's decision to step away from football was at least partially related to concerns about brain injuries.