Texans activate Gareon Conley from PUP list
Gareon Conley began training camp with the Houston Texans on the PUP list and his time on the list wasn’t prolonged. As he enters his first full season with the Texans, Houston has activated Conley from the team’s PUP list on Monday.
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Conley was placed on the PUP list due to ankle surgery he underwent earlier this offseason. But on Monday, the 25-year-old cornerback was able to pass his physical with the Texans and was cleared by the team to return.
Back in 2017, Conley was taken with the No. 24 pick in the first round by the Oakland Raiders (now Las Vegas Raiders). While he was projected to be a long-time option at cornerback for the Raiders, he never quite lived up to expectations. In his first two seasons with the Raiders, Conley would contribute three interceptions and 15 pass breakups.
Then, after a slow start with the Raiders last season, Conley was traded to the Texans. Once he arrived in Houston, he became a starter for the Texans due to injuries in the secondary. Altogether, in his eight games with Houston, he notched 11 pass breakups and 27 tackles.
Also, in his first taste of the postseason, the former Buckeye would record three pass breakups in Houston’s two playoff contests. Despite his efforts in the latter portion of the 2019 season, the Texans decided to decline Conley’s fifth-year option. As a result, he is currently set to hit free agency after the 2020 season.
Conley wasn’t able to join his Texans teammates at the beginning of training camp. However, after a short stay on the PUP list, he’ll be returning to the field imminently.