Gareon Conley officially got a huge payday yesterday, but he'll have to start training camp on the sideline as the Raiders placed their first-round pick on the physically unable to perform list on Saturday.
Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported the news.
Raiders CB Gareon Conley has been placed on PUP List. Also C Jon Feliciano, DL Jihad Ward. DE Mario Edwards, LB Bruce Irvin on NFI.— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) July 29, 2017
Conley, of course, is still facing sexual assault allegations, though Ed Gallek of Fox8 News in Cleveland reports a grand jury investigation is "wrapping up."
Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio gave an update on Conley's injury status.
From the Las Vegas Review-Journal:
“He’s a bright, young kid,” coach Jack Del Rio said. “We expect him back shortly. He’s on the mend right now; we knew that. We’re glad to have him here in camp. Obviously, being here around the guys and being able to hear and see what we’re doing and how we’re doing it certainly helps. … He was doing a really good job prior to having this setback in the offseason."
Conley missed the end of spring with an undisclosed injury and it appears to have carried over into camp.
The former Buckeye can be taken off the PUP list at any time during the preseason.