New York Jets' Former FB Jumps Ship To Other Side Of Town

By Stephen Conway
David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

A familiar face to the New York jets organization has signed with the other NFL team in New York.

John Conner, 26, has agreed to terms with New York Giants, per Adam Schefter.

The 245-pound back will replace Giants fullback Henry Hynoski after the big blue placed him on injured reserve list for a fractured left shoulder suffered against the Carolina Panthers.

It isn’t surprising that the Giants decided to go with Conner as their replacement. Conner displays a physical style that compares to Hynoski, and he is a great blocker. The Giants hope that Conner can bring some fresh legs to a struggling offense, specifically their rushing attack.

Conner played for the Jets his first thee seasons in the NFL before being waived in October of last year. He then signed with the Cincinnati Bengals late last season and was cut before this season.

While Conner was on the Jets, he was given the nickname, the “Terminator”, referring to his hard hitting mentality. He was a hit during HBO’s “Hard Knocks”, and the New York Giants can only hope that he can become a hit for them this season.

The Giants, who are 0-3, square off against the 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs this upcoming week. The Giants are desperately trying to find answers, both on the defense and offensive side of the ball. On defense, they are giving up way to many points, most in the league in fact. On offense, they hold a league worst 13 turnovers this season. They need to take better care of the ball, and they can only hope that Conner can help them with that.

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