Raiders, Gareon Conley “making progress”


As the Oakland Raiders prepare to conduct their first training-camp practice on Saturday, there’s still a chance that their first-round pick will be present and accounted for.

Per a league source, the Raiders and cornerback Gareon Conley are “making progress” on a contract, but they’ve not yet struck a deal.

Conley, one of only three unsigned draft picks, has had his status complicated by a lingering rape investigation in Ohio. The Raiders may be looking for protections in the event Conley is charged, and Conley may be (should be) saying, essentially, “You should have thought of that before picking me.”

As recently explained, if the Raiders made no verbal requests before making the selection for specific terms that would be inserted if Conley wasn’t cleared before camp begins, he’s entitled to the same contract he would have gotten without the pending legal entanglement. Of course, that’s easier said than done in sensitive matters of this nature; it’s entirely possible the Raiders (potentially at the behest of the league office) are seeking advance permission to place Conley on paid leave if he’s charged for something that he allegedly did before he was drafted.

13 responses to “Raiders, Gareon Conley “making progress”

  1. Totally disagree Mike. He can’t expect to come aboard without a contingency with this hanging over his head. That makes no sense. Maybe they should have brought tit up before or maybe it was just common sense. The raiders already took enough risk by blowing a first round pick –the player too should share in the risk under these circumstances.

  2. this guy should be under arrest, not being
    paid millions
    Are you the Cleveland DA a member of the Cleveland PD, or the young ladies lawyer? If not, you should probably not comment on matters that you have no insight on. As a matter of fact, you should probably stop commenting altogether as most of your posts are ridiculous anyway.

  3. tylawspick6 says:
    Jul 28, 2017 1:24 PM
    this guy should be under arrest, not being
    paid millions

    You say this without having any idea what happened that night because you were not there. I pray you are not on anybody’s jury anytime soon.

  4. kneedragr says:
    Jul 28, 2017 1:39 PM
    “I cant believe the Raiders wasted a 1st round pick on a kid just arrested for rape! WTF Oakland!”


    First of all, Gareon Conley was never “arrested for rape”; in fact, he hasn’t even been CHARGED with anything to date! Furthermore, it’s not as though Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders casually selected this guy with their first round pick without first having conducted an exhaustive investigation and administering a polygraph test…which Conley passed with flying colours!

    Try reading an article or two on the subject before posting misleading, erroneous, ignorant remarks on a topic of which you clearly have no knowledge whatsoever!

  5. If Conley isn’t charged and eventually supplants Sean Smith as a starter then McKenzie looks brilliant for a bargain pick (since before his problems Conley was projected as top-10)

    On the other hand, if Conley is charged then McKenzie looks like a moron especially with that “we did miles of research” comment on draft day.

    I’d like to see the first scenario play out while I’m sure those that don’t like the Raiders want the second.

  6. It’s not that difficult…here is your slotted contract…oh yeah, this article says if you are convicted of rape then all of your gauranteed money goes away and your signing bonus is owed back and your contract gets pushed back for any years missed. Easy sign here…..if he didn’t do it and trusts the legal system then he had no worries

  7. unnamedsources says:
    Jul 28, 2017 3:34 PM
    You just got your contract last season, got Carr hurt and then missed the Wildcard game…just get to work!


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