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Dan Connor

Dan Connor - #53 - LB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 241 lbs.
Birthday 11/02/1985
Birthplace Wallingford, PA
College Penn State
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 3rd round, 11th pick by Panthers

Giants S Phillips, DT Bernard downgraded to out

Posted Oct. 27, 2012 @ 9:23 p.m. ET
Giants S Kenny Phillips and DT Rocky Bernard have been ruled out for Sunday's game in Dallas against the Cowboys.

Key matchup: Giants run game vs. Cowboys defense

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
Giants RB Andre Brown could play a bigger role with Ahmad Bradhsaw banged up, but the Cowboys suffer a big loss with LB Sean Lee out.

NFC East Spin cycle: Cruz-Manning again the difference

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
With the Eagles on bye, the Giants fended off the Redskins in a barn burner and the Cowboys stayed alive with a win at Carolina.

Eli rallies Giants to win over RG3, Redskins

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Eli Manning threw a 77-yard scoring pass to Victor Cruz and the Giants overcame a late TD by Robert Griffin III to beat the Redskins, 27-23.

Giants activate DT Canty for Redskins game

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
The Giants activated DT Chris Canty for Sunday's NFC East game against Washington.

Key matchup: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III vs. Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 11:47 p.m. ET
The Giants must not blitz too much against a running threat such as Redskins QB Robert Griffin III.

Thursday's 60-second rant: A tale of three MVP-caliber QBs

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush reflects on the winning trifecta in Week Six courtesy of Aaron Rodgers and the Manning brothers.

A Giant on-off switch

Posted Oct. 17, 2012 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says the Tom Coughlin-Eli Manning Giants have a confirmed "On-Off" switch — and when it's on, look out.

Week Six Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 9 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Aaron Rodgers, Antrel Rolle and Jacoby Jones as its Players of the Week.

NFC East Spin cycle: Giants, Redskins on collision course

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Although the Cowboys and Eagles missed on late-game opportunities, the Giants and Redskins turned in statement victories.

Giants win NFC title rematch, shut down 49ers

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 7:59 p.m. ET
The Giants shut down San Francisco in a 26-3 victory over the 49ers on Sunday in a rematch of last season's NFC championship game.

Week Six primer: How deep are the Packers' problems?

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 7:14 p.m. ET
Eric Edholm provides a sneak peek into Week Six, including what to watch for in the big Packers-Texans matchup on Sunday night.

Week Five Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 9:15 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Reggie Wayne, Richard Quinn and Will Hill as its Players of the Week.

Giants S Hill suspended for use of Adderall

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
The NFL suspended Giants S Will Hill for four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

NFC East Spin Cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
The Giants gained ground in the NFC East race as the Redskins (who lost a QB) and Eagles (who might change QBs) fell in close games.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 16, 2013
Connor has signed with the New York Giants as a free agent. The Giants announced the signing of the former Penn State product Saturday without disclosing details.||||||| Connor can play both inside and outside, so his signing casts some doubt on whether New York will bring back middle linebacker Chase Blackburn, who is a free agent.
Posted March 11, 2013
The Dallas Cowboys have released linebacker Dan Connor and restructured the contracts of three more players, moves expected to get the team under the salary cap.||||||| Connor was one of seven free agents Dallas added in free agency last offseason. He got a two-year contract and started eight games after Sean Lee and Bruce Carter were injured.
Posted Oct. 28, 2012
Connor never returned after halftime of Sunday's game against the New York Giants because of a neck strain.||||||| Connor, who started in place of injured leading tackler Sean Lee, got hurt early in the second quarter. He remained down on the ground at the end of a play when the Giants fumbled. The Cowboys said Connor was out of the game.
Posted Oct. 24, 2012
Connor is expected to start in place of Sean Lee, who was lost for the season with a broken right toe.||||||| Connor, a free agent addition in the offseason, took most of Lee's playing time in the second half of last week's 19-14 win at Carolina. Connor is listed as a starter alongside Bruce Carter in the middle of the Dallas defense, with Ernie Sims backing him up.
Posted Nov. 20, 2011
Tight end Jeremy Shockey and Connor are inactive for Carolina's game against the Detroit Lions.||||||| Shockey had been doubtful with injured ribs and Connor had been questionable with a shoulder injury.

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