Conley is expected to participate in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
After missing part of June's minicamp with a groin strain, Conley then strained a hip in his first day of team drills during training camp, and the defensive back had been out of commission for roughly two weeks before returning Monday. Conley's taken part in each of Oakland's last three practices, though, and the 2017 first-rounder is now back on track to play a key role in an underwhelming Raiders secondary this season.
Conley (hip) is participating in Monday's practice, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Conley, whose rookie campaign in 2017 was shortened to just two games due to a shin injury, has dealt with both groin and hip strains throughout the offseason. The Raiders' secondary couldn't totally avoid the injury bug Monday, however, as fellow cornerback Daryl Worley left early with an undisclosed issue after colliding with a teammate. Conley will look to step into a starting role oppposite Rashaan Melvin, while veteran Leon Hall figures to factor into the mix as well.
According to defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, Conley (groin) is dealing with a hip strain, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Guenther added that Conley should not be out too much longer. The second-year cornerback has dealt with a multitude of injuries during his brief career, including a shin injury last year and a groin ailment during minicamp back in June. A healthy rest of camp would help ease the nerves around Conley's health, as the Raiders will need their 2017 first-round pick to boost a pass defense that ranked 26th in the NFL last season.
Conley, who did not participate in the final two days of June's minicamp, is nursing a mild groin strain but should be ready to go for training camp, Matt Kawahara of SFGate.com reports.
The bright side of this development is that Conley didn't suffer a setback in his return from a shin injury that derailed his rookie season. Leon Hall or Daryl Worley would likely fill in with the first-team defense if Conley isn't able to play when training camp rolls around July 26.
Conley participated in a walk through and individual drills during Tuesday's practice, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Conley was picked in the first round of the 2017 draft, and the Raiders hoped he would help out a needy secondary, but he was only able to suit up in two games due to a lingering shin injury he suffered in June. Oakland's defense ranked 26th in the league against the pass in 2017, so Conley should have a clear path to a starting cornerback job now that he's practicing again.
|3||9/23/18||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/1/18||@ SF||8:20 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|