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.
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 we would be ready for Sunday's game against the Texans, the Broncos just have yet to officially make the move. 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.
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