Raiders place Gareon Conley on IR

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The Raiders have placed first-round pick Gareon Conley on injured reserve, ending his season, ESPN’s Field Yates reports.

Conley missed training camp, the preseason and the season opener with a shin injury before making his debut in Week 2. He has not played or practiced since Week 3.

The Raiders, who had a bye this week, had only three healthy cornerbacks for their game against Miami last week.

General Manager Reggie McKenzie said last week the Raiders were out of time with Conley and expected to “move on” if Conley didn’t appear any closer to a return.

“There’s no question we miss him,” McKenzie said last week, via Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle. “He came in hitting the ground running. We felt really good about him during the offseason until he got kicked. And that’s the way it is. But he is a good football player, and he will have a great career.”

Conley played 92 defensive snaps and five special teams snaps in two games, making seven tackles and one pass breakup.

31 responses to “Raiders place Gareon Conley on IR

  1. THIS is why I watch little football anymore after 50+ years as a fan. Major injuries. It is epidemic. In addition to the oermanant physical toll (a major reason) the fame is no fun to watch as star players really don’t play much due to Season ending injuries. Watching 2nd and 3rd stringers is not what I signed up for.

  2. So, he missed all of training camp, the preseason, and the season opener yet McKenzie says “He came in hitting the ground running. We felt really good about him during the offseason…”

    Something doesn’t compute. He played in 92 snaps and was in 1 week of practice, where exactly did he come in hitting the ground running?

  3. If Amerson and Smith weren’t toasted every game this wouldn’t be as big of a deal. Really needed to get something out of that draft pick this season. Outside of Mack and another couple of guys Reggie is snakebit on drafting defensive players.

  4. Reggie needs a lot of help in the war room. The guy can’t draft to save his life. With the exceptions of Mack, Carr, and Jackson, everything else has been average (Joseph and MEJ), to downright horrid (Hayden, Watson, Calhoun, Ward, Tyler Wilson…).

  5. Raiders can not catch a break!!!
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    The 2015 Pats had 18 guys on IR (including key guys like Blount and Mayo) and a further 14 injured by the end of that season. And 17 on IR and 13 injured in 2012. Those are the main reasons the Broncos and Ravens beat them in the AFCCGs those years and each won their rare SB. But you didn’t hear the Pats moan about it. Great teams have depth. Average teams have a 2 or 3 great guys and look good while they can ride them and feeble when they can’t.

  6. Mack, Carr, and Cooper were no-brainers anybody would have taken in that position. Gabe Jackson is about McKenzie’s only good, diamond-in-the-rough type signing.

    From there, his draft board looks like this:

    1. Injured DBs
    2. Obviously average at best DL (injured if possible)
    3. unnecessary backup QBs

  7. Great job, Reg. Maybe next years DB drafted in the first will already be in the wheel chair. Lets save a few steps in “the process”.

  8. They deserve it taking a guy who might have been the third best DB on his team over Tre White. Mckensie is a horrible GM

  9. I sign of a good GM is picking players in the mid rounders not picking from the top of the draft board because you tanked for 3-4 years.

  10. It’s a shame about Conley. I thought that he was a steal at the position the Raiders selected him in the draft and I had high hopes for him. Hopefully he can contribute in 2018 so that this didn’t turn out to be a wasted pick.

  11. This is why the Raiders should of drafted 6″2/239pds ILB/OLB Hasson Reddick who is an absolute MONSTER on the field with extremely rare elite speed/athleticism/closing speed & burst/acceleration running a 4.48 40 time and is extremely explosive posting a 133in broad jump and 37in vertical leap, dude is a freak with length as well with 33.5in long arms!!!!
    Reddick played on the Edge as a pass rushing 4-3DE in College & via Pro Football Focus he was the top ranked pass rusher in College Football of the Left-Side with a pass rushing productivity grade of 22.8 & 10.5 sacks to 62 pressures with 22.5 tackles for loss behind the Line last year along with 1 INT/3 Passes-Defensed and 3 Forced Fumbles!!!!
    Reddick at his size standing 6″2/239 with the rare combo of athleticism and speed/quickness he posses was drafted to play ILB for ARI in the NFL and was extremely impressive and was picking up the position very, very fast & then elite OLB Hasson Reddick went down with a torn ACL. After that happened Arians started playing Reddick on the edge as both an OLB & DE, yet at times he still comes in and plays ILB. Once Reddick moved outside it took him a minute to adjust being that he is undersized going against monster OT’s and it took him a minute to find his footing and learn how to play OLB in this scheme.
    That was roughly 3-4 weeks or so now and Reddick has developed A TON and is starting to really turn it on having learned how to play this huge NFL OT’s able to beat his man with pure speed or beat them turning speed into power w/ a toolbox of different pass rush moves.
    Over the last few weeks he is now getting to the QB an awful lot now that he knows how to play these tackles. On the Year Reddick has 2.0 Sacks with 16 QB Hits and 32 pressures in just 3-4 games at OLB with 1 forced fumble and 25 Tackles, 5.5 of which are for loss. Reddick is playing inside still as well but has played on the outside most of the time due to the loss of Golden.

    The Raiders could of MASSIVELY use an athletic extremely fast big bodied ILB who posses elite athleticism/speed who’s able to also play OLB/DE and rush the QB off the edge and win. Reddick also is already borderline elite in pass coverage n is an absolute baller in coverage due to being a DB when he was recruited to Temple, he excels in coverage shutting down the pass. The Raiders don’t have an Elite Athlete/Player like Hasson Reddick in the middle of the field who can excel stopping the run consistently getting backfield penetration, who can rush off the edge of shoot the A Gap and take the QB while also excelling in pass coverage on 3rd down against these big backs and TE’s that are basically WRs these days. Hasson Reddick is not only going to be a many many time All-Pro slash Pro-Bowl LB and best LB in the NFC-West but he is going to be arguably the NFL’s best with the way he is coming on, next year he is going to be off the charts once he can just read and react. Reddick would of MASSIVELY UPGRADED the Middle of OAK’s Defense, especially in packages using Bruce Irvin, Hasson Reddick and Navorro Bowman in the middle, but they missed on him which is a huge mistake. The Raider should of traded up to 13th and drafted him while they had the chance, Reddick is going to be A FAR GREATER player than Conley will ever be as an Elite All-Pro ILB.

  12. .
    The Raiders secondary has been a sieve for multiple years. The situation has not been properly addressed.
    .

  13. A lot of people are starting to throw shade at Reggie and I do not really care for it. Thanks to Reggie we are relevant again even though we are having some regression he has done a stellar job of sorting through the scraps and pulling out some gems Crabtree comes to mind and the Draft is a crapshoot odds are 50/50 at best that a prospect will be good at all let alone in there first season and also since people are using the name DJ Hayden to talk smack about Reggie look to the situation he started his career in, injured severely and brought into an ever changing system on defense if anything you should blame the coaches Hayden looks pretty good in Detroit and as soon as we cut somebody another team snatches them up quick Watson, Howard are examples of that. The point is that he has put talent out there and the coaches haven’t done enough with it and letting Musgrave go was clearly a mistake. As a fan base we need to be patient we have had many rough seasons and frankly a lot of you are sounding pretty whiny this isn’t bad at least we still have hope at just passed the mid point of the season I have lived through most of my years as a Raiders fan suffering through terrible seasons if we don’t make the playoffs it sucks but at least we broke the cycle last year and that’s nice if Reggie puts together 2 more good draft classes we will be contenders for a long time and I’m willing to be patient for that in Reggie we trust Raider Nation out.

  14. lol, some of these comments….first off , Hasson Reddick was already off the board when the Raiders picked. Also Bowman already has 10 more tackles in three games with the Raiders, than Reddick has this entire year. Cory James has twice as many tackles as Reddick. I like Reddick, but just think it might be a bit premature to put him in Canton already.

    As far as Conley, if anybody followed Ohio State football, than everybody will know that he is the one who played all 15 games on the 2014 Buckeye’s nat’l championship team, and was Urban Meyers #1 cornerback on the 2016 team while Lattimore, and Denzel Ward battled for the #2 spot. Mike Mayock had Lattimore and Conley as the best two DB’s in the draft, and even Kiper had him at #2, and was a projected top 10 pick until the false allegations days before the draft. I would not put a fork in this kid at all. The bad thing about shin splints is the only way they heal are with time. I am optimistic for both Obi, and Gareon.

    As far as defensive players being a bust…..I like the guys that are currently starting like JellyBean, Vanderdoes, Mack, Mario Edwards Jr., TJ Carrie, Nick Morrow, Corey James, Dexter McDonald, and like the upside with guys like Latham, Hester, Calhoun, and Ward as we continue to develop them. I am sorry if not every pick is a hall of famer like Reddick.

    Go Raiders!!!!

  15. When the RAIDERS drafted Conley it was a risk with Legal Issues…

    They analyst said the pick was
    “Boom OR Bust”

    So far. BUST.

    Hope becomes the #1 Corner next year.

  16. streetyson says:
    November 13, 2017 at 6:15 pm
    Raiders can not catch a break!!!
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    The 2015 Pats had 18 guys on IR (including key guys like Blount and Mayo) and a further 14 injured by the end of that season. And 17 on IR and 13 injured in 2012. Those are the main reasons the Broncos and Ravens beat them in the AFCCGs those years and each won their rare SB. But you didn’t hear the Pats moan about it….
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    You’re moaning about it now, it was 2 years ago, get over it!

  17. 6ball says:
    November 13, 2017 at 8:05 pm
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    The Raiders secondary has been a sieve for multiple years. The situation has not been properly addressed.
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    First Rd pick in 2016, first rd pick in 2017, 2nd rd pick in 2017, signed #1 ranked db in the 2016 free agency period, and signed 2nd rd pick Amerson when he was waived by the skins. Try and try again, but when your offense is struggling with three and outs, and turnovers its puts a burden on your defense. Approx 70% of cap space is spent on offense. Fact is the real fault is with the offense.

    Go Raiders!!! Go Reggie!!!

  18. Reggie has been exactly what was needed in regards to the salary cap.
    And the only grade that can be given to Conley so far is I for incomplete. Calling him a bust at this point is not logical. The glimpse we got of him this season looked promising.
    Could pretty much say the same about Obi.

  19. Reggie has been exactly what was needed in regards to the salary cap.
    And the only grade that can be given to Conley so far is I for incomplete. Calling him a bust at this point is not logical. The glimpse we got of him this season looked promising.
    Could pretty much say the same about Obi.
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    McKenzie is 32-55 as the Raiders GM. If you call that a success, god bless.

  20. badbabyjane says:
    November 14, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    McKenzie is 32-55 as the Raiders GM. If you call that a success, god bless.
    – – – – – – – – – – – – — — – – – –
    And the past 2 seasons he has the team going in the right direction with a winning record of 16 and 9, while Elway has the Broncos heading downward to afc cellar with a losing record of 12 and 13.

  21. And the past 2 seasons he has the team going in the right direction with a winning record of 16 and 9, while Elway has the Broncos heading downward to afc cellar with a losing record of 12 and 13.
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    Wake me when the Raiders win a division title, a playoff game and a SB in this century.

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