Reports: Texans Trade Third-Round Pick For CB Gareon Conley

Conley has started all six games for the Raiders this season

Brandon Scott
October 21, 2019 - 2:46 pm

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) -- With the secondary decimated by injuries, the Texans traded a third-round pick to the Oakland Raiders for cornerback Gareon Conley, according to multiple media reports. 

Conley, who is in his third season out of Ohio State, has started in all six games for the Raiders this season, posting 23 combined tackles and an interception. He was their first-round draft pick in 2017.

Conley started in 14 games and played in 15 for the Raiders last season.

Vic Tafur, who covers the Raiders for The Athletic, first reported the news.

The trade comes on the heels of cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph and Phillip Gaines going down with injuries in the Texans' loss to the Colts on Sunday.

The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson reported Gaines will undergo season-ending surgery for a severe high-ankle sprain and will be placed on the injured reserve.

They were already without starting cornerback Bradley Roby (hamstring). It left the only healthy corners as rookie Lonnie Johnson Jr. and Keion Crossen.

In other roster moves, the Texans also released tight end Logan Paulsen from the active roster. They signed tight end Jerell Adams, who was with the team in training camp and the preseason, to the practice squad.

The Texans (4-3) play the Raiders (3-3) at NRG Stadium this Sunday.

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