Gareon Conley is headed to a new NFL team.
The Houston Texans acquired the former Ohio State cornerback on Monday in exchange for a third-round draft pick in a trade with the Oakland Raiders, as first reported by The Athletic's Vic Tafur.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden confirmed Monday afternoon that they had traded Conley.
"It was a tough decision, obviously. We certainly wish Gareon the best."— Oakland Raiders (@Raiders) October 21, 2019
Coach Gruden announces the trade of CB Gareon Conley to the Texans. pic.twitter.com/FNSOJgCie3
Conley heads to Houston after two-and-a-half seasons with the Raiders, who selected him in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft. In his career with the Raiders, Conley appeared in 23 games with 20 starts and recorded 67 total tackles, four interceptions and 18 pass deflections.
In Houston, Conley will team up with fellow former Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby, who signed with the Texans this offseason. Roby is currently sidelined by a hamstring injury, however, prompting the need for the Texans to add reinforcement at the position.
The Texans now have three Buckeyes on their roster, also including former Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde.
Conley will immediately have the opportunity to play against his former team in his first game with the Texans, as they are scheduled to play the Raiders on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. in Houston.