The Giants have signed former Jets fullback John Conner, the team announced.
Henry Hynoski is heading to season-ending IR due to a fractured shoulder he suffered against Carolina.
Conner, 5′ 11″ and 245 pounds, previously played for the Jets and the Cincinnati Bengals. He has played in 37 regular-season games with 10 starts and in two postseason games. His career totals include 21 rushing attempts for 88 yards and two touchdowns and four receptions for 18 yards.
John Fennelly, Lead WriterAnyone who has followed Conner’s career knows he is a devastating blocker and could be a great fit for the Giants. On HBO’s Hard Knocks this summer, Conner was in the Bengals’ camp and showed he still has the chops to get his hands dirty. He lost the fullback job to Orson Charles mainly because Charles was seen as a better receiving option. He is a hard-nosed football player, something the Giants are in short supply of these days.
Conner, known as The Terminator, began his career with the Jets until knee and hamstring issues led to his release early last year. He is an excellent special teams player and is guaranteed to help the offense with his ability to block. Good pickup by the Giants.