Raiders place Gareon Conley on IR

Annette Crawford
November 14, 2017

McKenzie stated he would see what the rookie could do during the bye week before determining his status for the rest of the season, and the team has displayed ample patience with Conley's lingering shin injury.

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 24: Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Washington Redskins is sacked by cornerback Gareon Conley #22 of the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at FedExField on September 4, 2017 in Landover, Maryland.

The Raiders announced on Monday that the cornerback taken with the 24th pick in the National Football League draft is going onto the Injured Reserved list with a shin injury.

Conley had not played since Week 3 due to a shin injury.

ESPN's Field Yates first reported the news. "But we're going to give him every opportunity to see if he can do it". Oakland took Conley 24th overall out of Ohio State in April's draft, and the injury held him out of the season opener in Tennessee.

With Conley sidelined, the Raiders have struggled again in the secondary with starter David Amerson missing time with injuries and Sean Smith having his playing time reduced because of ineffectiveness. "He was feeling better, then he had a setback".

McKenzie acknowledged the Raiders have "missed" Conley, who came in "hitting the ground running". They start their home stretch this week when they travel to Mexico City to play a "home" game against the New England Patriots.

He has played just two games this season, recording one pass defended and seven tackles.

Latham, a second-year defensive lineman out of IN, was suspended four games by the NFL on October 9 for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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