Dan Connor returns to Carolina

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The Panthers have a nasty defense this year.  And they’ll bolster it on Wednesday by bringing back one of their own.

Per a league source, linebacker Dan Connor will sign with Carolina.

Connor, a third-round pick in 2008, spent for years with the Panthers.  In 2012, he signed with the Cowboys.  Earlier this year, he joined the Giants.

A neck injury landed Connor on injured reserve in September.  Recently released from IR, Connor has chosen to continue his career where it began.