The Giants have agreed to a two-year contract with free agent fullback John Conner, according to a source familiar with the pending transaction.
Conner, a former fifth round draft pick of the New York Jets in 2010, suffered a MCL sprain and a hamstring injury during the 2012 season. The Jets released the young veteran, who was later picked up by the Bengals in December after they lost their fullback, Chris Pressley.
Despite reports of Conner, nicknamed “The Terminator” excelling with the Bengals this summer, Cincinnati opted to keep tight end Orson Charles instead of a traditional fullback.
Conner, who had workouts this season with the Titans and the Bills, has appeared in 37 games in his career. As a rusher, he has 88 yards on 21 attempts and two touchdowns. As a receiver, Conner has four catches for 18 yards.
The signing of Connor probably means incumbent Henry Hynoski is headed to injured reserve. Hynoski, who suffered a fractured shoulder in Sunday’s 38-0 loss to the Panthers, is in his third season.
He was injured early in the first quarter after making a five-yard reception when former teammate Chase Blackburn, now with the Panthers, brought Hynoski down on the fullback’s left shoulder.