New York Giants Sign Dan Connor

Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants are a busy team on Saturday, as right after announcing that they’ve signed Louis Murphy the team has announced a deal with linebacker Dan Connor.


Connor has bounced around from the Carolina Panthers and Dallas Cowboys, with his most recent stay being in Dallas. But while he’s been a productive linebacker in his career, Connor was miscast in the Cowboys 3-4 defense last year and Rob Ryan failed to use him the way he probably could have. But in moving to the Giants, not only does Connor stay in the storied NFC East, but he will be a part of a 4-3 defense next year that suits his talents much better and should lead to him being utilized more efficiently.

While with the Cowboys last season Connor played in 14 games, starting eight of those games. Despite this, he was ultimately cut loose in Dallas for salary cap reasons, and now that he’s in New York he’ll be competing with Mark Herzlich for the starting middle linebacker job.

 

Topics: Dan Connor, New York Giants, NFL, NFL Free Agency

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