NFL: Giants sign former Penn Stater Dan Connor

Posted: March 18, 2013

Former Cowboys linebacker Dan Connor has signed with the Giants as a free agent, the club announced Saturday without disclosing details.

The Penn State product and Strath Haven High graduate, who can play both inside and outside, started five games at middle linebacker for Dallas last season, making 56 tackles. He also started three games at weakside linebacker.

"Talking to the Giants coaches, the [4-3] system seems to fit me," said Connor, who was released Monday by the Cowboys. "It's a great opportunity."

Connor, The Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania player of the year in 2003, set a Penn State record with 419 career tackles in 45 games.


Former Cowboys defensive end Marcus Spears, a first-round draft choice in 2005, has agreed to a two-year contract with the Ravens.

The Patriots have re-signed defensive backs Aqib Talib, Kyle Arrington, and Adrian Wilson. Arrington tied for the NFL lead in 2011 with seven interceptions. Wilson is a five-time Pro Bowl selection. And in five starts last season, Talib had 19 tackles and a pick that he returned 59 yards for a TD.

Stallworth hurt in balloon

Former Eagles wide receiver Donte Stallworth was hospitalized Saturday with serious burns after the hot-air balloon carrying him and two other people crashed into power lines above South Florida.

The 10-year NFL veteran, a free agent, won't suffer any permanent damage from the accident in Homestead, Fla., said his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.

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