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Giants Sign Ex-Jets Fullback John Conner After Hynoski Injury

NFL Fullback John Conner
National Football League fullback John Conner was a fifth-round pick of the New York Jets in the 2010 draft and appeared in every game for the team over his first two seasons. Photographer: George Gojkovich/Getty Images

Sept. 25 (Bloomberg) -- The New York Giants signed former New York Jets fullback John Conner as they seek a replacement for Henry Hynoski in the National Football League’s worst rushing offense.

The 5-foot-11, 240-pound Conner spent the preseason with the Cincinnati Bengals before being released. In the season finale of HBO Sports’ “Hard Knocks” reality show covering the Bengals’ training camp, Conner said he was “shocked” about being cut.

Hynoski, the Giants’ starting fullback, was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a broken left shoulder, the team said in an e-mailed statement. The Giants are 0-3 and averaging 44.3 rushing yards a game, the fewest among the NFL’s 32 teams.

Conner was a fifth-round pick of the Jets in the 2010 draft and appeared in every game for the team over his first two seasons. Slowed by a knee sprain and a hamstring injury last season, he was waived by the Jets in October 2012 after reaching an injury settlement with the team. Conner later joined the Bengals and appeared in two games.

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