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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

Pierre-Paul is the draft's biggest risk

Posted April 27, 2010 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
Giants GM Jerry Reese continued his penchant for gambling, selecting the biggest boom-or-bust prospect in the draft, DE Jason Pierre-Paul, writes PFW's Eric Edholm.

2010 draft choices by team: Giants

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:11 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the New York Giants in the 2010 NFL draft.

Giants say Feagles might not punt again

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin and GM Jerry Reese indicated that P Jeff Feagles thinks he might not be physically able to play another year.

Reese’s stamp is all over Giants’ draft

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 10:37 p.m. ET
Each year, GM Jerry Reese has continued to take risks, but calculated, high-reward risks that continue to add talent to a good Giants roster.

Giants' defense will be tested early

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
The Giants and new coordinator Perry Fewell know that they will face two tough, but very different, challenges to open next season in the run-heavy Panthers and the passing-proficient Colts.

Giants' Reese once again goes with big upside

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 9:48 p.m. ET
Jerry Reese learned from Ernie Accorsi that you can never pass on pure pass rushers. They are just too rare. Thus, the selection of Jason Pierre-Paul should shock no one.

Giants may surprise with offensive pick

Posted April 11, 2010 @ 10:38 a.m. ET
Although most pundits expect the Giants to draft a middle linebacker with their first-round pick, the whispers we're hearing indicate that an offensive player, such as TE Jermaine Gresham, wouldn't be a shocking choice.

Giants sign ex-Seahawks S Grant

Posted April 01, 2010 @ 7:01 p.m. ET
The Giants have added some insurance at safety with ex-Seahawk Deon Grant, which seems to suggest that the Giants are not expecting to have a healthy Kenny Phillips to start the season.

Giants re-sign veteran P Feagles

Posted April 01, 2010 @ 1:02 p.m. ET
Veteran P Jeff Feagles signed a new contract with the Giants on Thursday, ensuring the 44-year-old will play his 23rd NFL season in 2010.

Giants' Coughlin expects Umenyiora to compete

Posted March 27, 2010 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
Tom Coughlin made strong comments last month, saying he wasn't prepared to guarantee a starting job to DE Osi Umenyiora, but Umenyiora has responded positively, Coughlin said.

Giants say Umenyiora can earn his spot

Posted March 14, 2010 @ 11:47 a.m. ET
DE Osi Umenyiora wasn't happy with his role in the Giants' defense last season, a unit that clearly underachieved. Will he be happy when next season rolls around? Stay tuned.

Giants sign Sorgi to back up Eli

Posted March 09, 2010 @ 3:21 p.m. ET
The Giants announced that QB Jim Sorgi, who has been Peyton Manning’s backup for the past six seasons, now will compete to be the No. 2 behind Eli Manning in New York.

Rams sign ex-Giants DT Robbins

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
The Rams have agreed to terms on a three-year deal with free-agent DT Fred Robbins, a key cog in the Giants’ defense during their 2007 run to the Super Bowl.

Report: 49ers sign QB Carr

Posted March 07, 2010 @ 10:50 p.m. ET
The 49ers have reached a contract agreement with QB David Carr, The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger is reporting, quoting Carr's agent, Mike Sullivan.

Signing of Rolle speaks volumes about Phillips

Posted March 06, 2010 @ 2:01 a.m. ET
The Giants appeared upbeat on the subject of FS Kenny Phillips' health at the Indianapolis Combine. But their signing of free-agent FS Antrel Rolle suggests there might be a problem there.

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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