Cravens’s status with Washington, and the sport as a whole, came into question three weeks earlier, just before the start of the 2017 season when he told teammates and team personnel he was considering retiring.
Redskins President Bruce Allen convinced Cravens to take more time to evaluate his situation and the team placed him on the exempt/left squad list, a designation that gave him 30 days before a permanent decision on his roster status needed to be made.
Washington rotated Everett and Nicholson at strong safety in the base and nickel packages against the Rams before both endured, and played through, their injuries.
With two days to receive treatment and recover from the cross-country trip, Gruden said he’ll have a better idea of how all seven players feel during the team’s first practice on Wednesday in preparation for a Sunday night home game against the Oakland Raiders.
Kelley, a 2016 undrafted rookie out of Tulane, led the team with 78 rushing yards on 12 carries, giving Washington a physical presence that complemented the offensive line’s ability to control the trenches in run-blocking situations.
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