The Oakland Raiders are moving on from cornerback Gareon Conley. According to Vic Tafur of The Athletic, Oakland is sending their former 2017 first round pick to the Houston Texans for a third round pick.
Breaking: #Raiders traded CB Gareon Conley to the #Texans for a 3rd round pick, sources said.
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) October 21, 2019
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network broke down the Gareon Conley deal in more detail revealong that the Texans were trading the 3rd round pick they received from the Seahawks in the Jadeveon Clowney trade.
In the Gareon Conley deal: The #Texans traded the third-rounder they received from the #Seahawks in the Jadeveon Clowney deal, I’m told. So, in all it was:
Clowney for CB Gareon Conley, LB Barkevious Mingo, LB Jacob Martin.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 21, 2019
Conley has played in all six of the Raiders games this season and registered 23 tackles with one interception that came last week against the Chicago Bears. The young corner was drafted out of Ohio State and spent the past two seasons on the Raiders. His rookie season was cut short due to a shin injury.
Raiders coach John Gruden called the trade “a tough decision” during a press conference today. He later added that the team drafted young corners in this year’s draft, Trayvon Mullen and Isaiah Johnson.
"It was a tough decision, obviously. We certainly wish Gareon the best."
Coach Gruden announces the trade of CB Gareon Conley to the Texans. pic.twitter.com/FNSOJgCie3
— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) October 21, 2019
As for the Texans, they will be getting a young fast corner looking to make an immediate impact in their secondary.