With injuries piling up Texans look to trade market for reinforcements

Texans trade with Raiders for former first-round pick Gareon Conley

The Texans made yet another trade to bolster a weak position.

The deal

The Texans potentially have a few third round picks, including a third round selection from the Seahawks. The price isn't extreme for a former first-round talent.

How does he fit?

With the injuries to the secondary he helps a ton right now. Johnathan Joseph and his issues are up in the air right now. Bradley Roby is down for a little while longer with his hamstring injury. Philip Gaines left the Colts game with an injury and his status is unknown.

He should be able to play right away across from Lonnie Johnson should Joseph not be ready come Sunday.

Conley only has three penalties called on him this season as well and just four penalties in 15 games last year for the Raiders as well.

SportsMap's Lance Zierlein compared him to Aqib Talib in the pre-draft process.

Weird element to the timing

The Texans play the Raiders this weekend. That is a very strange scenario but of course the Texans need help now. There has to be some level of motivation for Conley to prove he is more valuable than the Raiders view him.

Longtime interest

It was my understanding in 2017 the Texans had some level of interest in Conley as far as drafting him. Obviously they moved up to get Deshaun Watson so Conley was never truly considered but they did their homework on him to a good depth from what I was told at the time.

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After Yordan Alvarez suffered an injury on Thursday from colliding into Jeremy Peña in short left field, many fans and media are questioning whether Alvarez should DH exclusively to keep injuries like this from happening.

While this may prevent injuries from happening in left field, there are numerous ways of getting hurt, such as running the bases, and we saw Alvarez miss some time recently with a hand injury from swinging the bat.

Plus, playing Yordan in left where he's at least an average outfielder, allows veterans like Michael Brantley and Jose Altuve to slide in the DH spot to get some much-needed rest over the course of the season. And there's an argument being made that Yordan is better at the plate when he's playing the field.

Be sure to check out the video above as we debate this hot topic!

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