After being held out all preseason for off-the-field issues and a shin injury, first-round pick Gareon Conley will debut for the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
One more day. It’s Saturday and this is the Black Hole Roll Call. The Oakland Raiders look to improve to 2-0 on Sunday, as they host the lowly New York Jets at the Coliseum. Oakland has not gotten off to a 2-0 start since their last run to the Super Bowl back in 2002. More of a reason for the Raiders to get it done.
The Raiders have some great news heading into Sunday. Not only did Pro Bowl left tackle Donald Penn sign a two-year extension with the team, but first-round pick in cornerback Gareon Conley will be making his team debut versus the Jets.
This is outstanding news for the Raiders’ defense, as the group as a whole looks to build off what was a strong performance in Week 1 versus the Tennessee Titans in Nashville. If this Raiders’ team can hold its own defensively, who knows how good this team can be?
Here is some of the best news you might have missed on the Raiders from Friday.
Raiders first-round pick Gareon Conley to make NFL debut vs. Jets – Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com
Conley has not played for the Silver and Black since being the organization’s No. 24 overall pick out of Ohio State in the 2017 NFL Draft. He had some off-the-field issues he had to address back in Columbus. Once he arrived in Raiders camp, Conley succumbed to shin splints. Oakland has slowly but surely brought him back to good health so he can play on Sunday.
After exceeding expectations in opener, Raiders defense aims for consistency – Michael Wagaman of SFGate
While the Raiders…
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