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 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?
Raiders trade Gareon Conley to Houston, per @VicTafur.— Austin Gayle (@PFF_AustinGayle) October 21, 2019
Conley underwhelmed in Oakland but was given little opportunity to play man coverage like he did at OSU.
Houston runs man coverage at the fourth-highest rate in the NFL; he'll perform better in HOU, imo.
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.
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.
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.