The Oakland Raiders have announced a number of roster moves, including placing first-round CB Gareon Conley on the physically unable to perform list, while also placing LB Bruce Irvin, C Jon Feliciano, DL Jihad Ward, and DE Mario Edwards on the non-football injury list.
Conley, 21, was selected with the No. 21 overall pick by the Raiders in this year’s NFL draft. Conley was considered to be one of the top cornerbacks in this year’s draft class with an opportunity to be the first player at his position to come off the board.
However, reports surfaced that he was facing rape allegations just a few days before the draft, which led to questions as to whether he would even be drafted. The Raiders explained that had done extensive work on the matter and believe Conley to be innocent.
The Raiders just finalized Conley’s four-year rookie contract yesterday to wrap up their 2017 draft class.
According to OverTheCap.com, Conley will receive a four-year contract worth $10,467,662, which includes a signing bonus of $5,752,844. The contract also has a fifth-year option for the team to consider in 2020.
Irvin, 29, is a former first round pick of the Seahawks back in 2012. He played out the final season of his rookie contract after the Seahawks elected not to pick up his fifth-year option in 2015.
He is entering the second year of a four-year, $37 million contract that contained $19 million guaranteed. He is set to make a base salary of $4.5 million this year to go along with another $8 million in 2018.
In 2016, Irvin appeared in all 16 games and recorded 57 tackles, seven sacks, six forced fumbles and one pass defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 23 edge defender out of 110 qualifying players.