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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

Cowboys cut LB Connor, restructure three contracts

Posted March 11, 2013 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
The Cowboys released LB Dan Connor and restructured three contracts on Monday to get under the salary cap.

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.

Cowboys ILB Lee has season-ending toe injury

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
Cowboys ILB Sean Lee will undergo season-ending surgery on his right big toe. 

Cowboys' Carter could have an edge inside

Posted June 30, 2012 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
There's a good battle at the Cowboys' ILB spot between Dan Connor and Bruce Carter, but Carter has what it takes to win the job.

Cowboys sign LB Connor

Posted March 15, 2012 @ 7:02 p.m. ET
The Cowboys' busy offseason continues, as they have signed former Panthers unrestricted free-agent LB Dan Connor.

Panthers' Connor ideal as backup

Posted Dec. 02, 2011 @ 3:15 a.m. ET
Panthers MLB Dan Connor is getting a chance to showcase his ability in the final year of his rookie deal.

Vikings-Panthers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 28, 2011 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Panthers game.

Vikings-Panthers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 27, 2011 @ 10:04 a.m. ET
Here's a key matchup to watch in Sunday's Vikings-Panthers game.

Panthers-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 28, 2011 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
The Bears' running game has a good chance of reappearing in a big way against the Panthers.

Beason's injury takes bite out of Panthers

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 9:44 p.m. ET
Panthers MLB Jon Beason tore his Achilles tendon on Sunday and will undergo season-ending surgery this week.

Draft Dose: Linebacker U.

Posted Feb. 21, 2011 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
Over the years, Penn State has developed a reputation for being "Linebacker U." We look back at some of the recent 'backers who continue to uphold the school's tradition.

Panthers’ shuffling at linebacker likely to resume in offseason

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Some in Charlotte are beginning to look ahead to next season with the Panthers struggling to dig out of a deep hole at 1-7, and one of the questions the team will face in the offseason is what to do ...

Panthers place three vets on IR

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
The Panthers placed QB Matt Moore and LBs Thomas Davis and Dan Connor on injured reserve Monday, ending the season for three of the team's veteran leaders.

Davis’ injury gives Connor chance to start for Panthers

Posted June 17, 2010 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Panthers WLB Thomas Davis' torn ACL, which could keep him from playing in 2010, has created an opportunity for third-year LB Dan Connor.

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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