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Redskins' Everett gets his shot as Cravens mulls retiring

Wide open competition at safety without Su'a Cravens

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Deshazor Everett's chance has come. And in a most unexpected way.

The special-teams ace has been thrust into the Washington Redskins starting lineup following the shocking news that Redskins safety Su'a Cravens is considering retiring from the NFL at age 22.

Everett scrapped and clawed his way onto the Redskins' roster during training camp two years ago, only to be immediately cut the next day. On Sunday he will start against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Cravens informed team president Bruce Allen on Sunday that he wanted to retire but was convinced to take his time before making that decision final as the Redskins placed Cravens on the exempt/left squad list. That gives the two sides a month to decide on a course of action.

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