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Bengals add John Conner for playoff run

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In 2010, the Jets drafted fullback John Conner out of Kentucky.  He became a darling of HBO’s Hard Knocks, a hard-hitting blocker about whom coach Rex Ryan routinely raved.

Earlier this season, the Jets cleared Conner off the roster with an injury settlement.  They didn’t rule out the possibility of bringing him back.

Before they could, the Bengals intervened, signing Conner for a stretch run that may result in a playoff berth.

A Cincinnati-area native, Conner fills the spot created by the placement of fullback Chris Pressley on injured reserve.  Pressley suffered a knee injury in Thursday night’s win over the Eagles.  Pressley had appeared in all 14 games this season, starting seven of them.

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17 Responses to “Bengals add John Conner for playoff run”
  1. jimnaizeeum says: Dec 15, 2012 1:02 PM

    Bet he gets “terminated”

  2. mcmeen0576 says: Dec 15, 2012 1:04 PM

    His future doesn’t look bright….because of judgement day

  3. kerrchris65 says: Dec 15, 2012 1:10 PM

    Have you seen his boy?

  4. mikebrownfaux says: Dec 15, 2012 1:18 PM

    Can we trade for Michael Vick too? I have a feeling Andy Dalton has reached his potential already, and that means he’s a game manager at best.

  5. theroc5156 says: Dec 15, 2012 1:25 PM

    That playoff run will end next Sunday if they play like they did against the Eagles. I’ve never seen them get dominated on the offensive line like that before. They better fix it now or Harrison and Woodley will have a field day.

  6. oruacat2 says: Dec 15, 2012 1:51 PM

    Great pickup if he’s healthy and remains so.

  7. burgandy2260 says: Dec 15, 2012 1:51 PM

    Adding the terminator in to the mix just helps out Dalton and BJGE immensely. He’s knowledgeable enough and skillful enough to pick up blocks and open holes with a loud bang. I thinks it’s a great signing on top of the blessing he got from getting off the sinking REX-tanic!

  8. patriots55 says: Dec 15, 2012 1:53 PM

    The bengals need help

  9. bleedgreen11 says: Dec 15, 2012 1:54 PM

    Good pick up for them.

    The eagles dominated them on the line, every time. A good hard hitting fullback is a great pick up because he can be used in the pass protection, and he can serve as another dump off option for Dalton.

  10. drubyy1993 says: Dec 15, 2012 2:34 PM

    @mikebrownfaux well vick can’t even manage a game

  11. irishfan109 says: Dec 15, 2012 2:51 PM

    Well, he did say that he’d be back.

  12. azwildcats96 says: Dec 15, 2012 2:58 PM

    John Conner is not the terminator.

  13. cynicalvision says: Dec 15, 2012 4:22 PM

    But there was one man…who taught us how to fight.

  14. stevincinci says: Dec 15, 2012 5:03 PM

    Sucks they lost Pressley for the season. Get this dudes nose into the playbook quickly. Offensive line had a hiccup Thursday. They’ll clean it up and take care of business against the Steelers. Remember, both their guards are very young, plus Cook at center was just into his 2nd game of the season. I would maybe 2nd guess playing him over Trevor Robinson this late in the season. Trevor has been playing very well for an undrafted rookie up to this point. Enough so that he replaced Jeff Faine, a seasoned vet.

  15. t8ertot says: Dec 15, 2012 5:42 PM

    “Can we trade for Michael Vick too? I have a feeling Andy Dalton has reached his potential already, and that means he’s a game manager at best”

    Yeah because he’s doing horrible for a second year quarterback. Give the man time to develop for crying out loud

  16. ampats says: Dec 15, 2012 7:10 PM

    Here comes Woodhead II Jets fans !

  17. jmc1718 says: Dec 16, 2012 10:38 AM

    This is a good pick up I hated to see Pressley go down but it happens… Connor is a veteran and can help pass block, and that is what Dalton needs is more time because the O line needs to Improve in the next 2 weeks.

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