LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - John Conner has signed with the New York Giants.
The team announced on Wednesday that it had agreed to a deal with the former Wildcat. The move could be critical for on 0-3 team trying to jump start its season.
Conner, formerly of the Jets, was in camp with the Bengals this fall when he was cut before the start of the season. He joins the Giants as a replacement for injured starter Henry Hynoski, who will miss the rest of the season with a fractured shoulder.
Conner, 26, signed a two-year contract after impressing Giants coaches in a morning workout.
"It seems like I can't stay away from New York," Conner said. "I'm just happy to be given another chance to play."
In Conner, the Giants hope they have found someone ready to play a leading role in the revival of their running game. "We need a fullback, we need a lead blocker," said coach Tom Coughlin. "We think he'll go up in the hole and clear the hole for the running back. He is a physical guy."