This of course means the Giants are through with fan favorite Chase Blackburn, who is also a UFA this offseason.
From Rotoworld: Connor was a marked man in free agency, drawing visits with the Steelers, Raiders, and Giants. Connor was miscast for the Cowboys' 3-4 defense last season, but he'll return to a 4-3 with the Giants. He and Mark Herzlich will likely battle for middle linebacker duties, perhaps with a rookie from April's draft.
From the Giants:
Connor, who is 6-2 and 241 pounds, has played in 56 career games with 27 starts. His career totals include 222 tackles (129 solo), a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Last year with Dallas, he played in 14 games with eight starts – three at weakside linebacker and the season’s last five games at middle linebacker (taking over for former Penn State teammate Sean Lee). He was credited with 56 tackles (32 solo).
Connor spoke to the Giants' Michael Eisen about joining the Blue and where he may fit in....
“Talking to the Giants coaches, the (4-3) system seems to fit me. I wanted to get back into a 4-3 look. It’s a great opportunity. When my agent called me and said they were interested I was so thrilled. This is a class organization with a lot of tradition. They’re a successful team with a winning tradition and it was something I wanted to be a part of. I’m really looking forward to it.”