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Su’a Cravens set to make first appearance for the Broncos

The safety is finally able to come off IR and could make an immediate impact for the Broncos defense.

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Good morning, Broncos Country!

When Su’a Cravens flashed in the preseason, we wanted more.

It was the first taste of what the safety could bring to the Denver Broncos defense since the trade for him in March. But after that final preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals, Cravens was placed on IR. It was akin to getting a bite of a juicy, mouthwatering steak only to have the cook tell you they just served the last one and wouldn’t get any more for eight weeks. That’s how long Cravens has been pining and waiting to step foot on the field.

The delay finally comes to an end today against the Houston Texans. One could say all associated with the Broncos have been, wait for it, cravin’ this. Thank you. Thank you.

As I told Adam Malnati on the latest MHR Radio Podcast, Cravens is my player to watch on defense. You now he’s going to be amped up, and he flies around like a missile to begin with. There is a question of how much of an impact he’ll make since he hasn’t played in eight weeks. That’s where muscle tweaks come into the equation. But Vance Joseph made it clear Cravens won’t be a pitch count. That only improves the opportunities for the young safety to make an immediate impact against the Texans.

Something we’ve all wanted since he gave us taste eight weeks ago.

“He could be,” Joseph told the media after practice on Friday. “His body type and skillset as a dime backer is valuable because he can play first, second and third down. First-second down is run-pass, so if they run the football, he can fit in the A and the B gaps taking on linemen. Obviously, if they pass the ball on first, second or third down, he can cover tight ends. His body type and his skillset is valuable.”

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