Su'a Cravens handed out hundreds of Redskins jerseys at the Dulles Town Center in Virginia as part of a giveaway he announced on Instagram.
The Redskins safety said, "I didn't think this many people were going to show up."
Fans that didn't get a jersey still got a chance to meet Cravens - he shook hands and took photos.
Cravens surprised fans with the jersey giveaway on Thursday on his Instagram account.
Dropping them all off 12 noon this Saturday ! I appreciate everyone of yal for being there for me when I needed it the most. I know this gesture doesn't mean much but I know I can still be positive through the negativity.
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Earlier this season Cravens told teammates and coaches he wanted to retire.
The Redskins talked him out of retirement and placed him on the team's exempt list, which gave him time to fix any personal issues that may have lead to the decision.
Two weeks later, the team placed him on the reserve, left squad list, foregoing any chance of him playing for the team in 2017.