The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday that they’ve signed veteran FB John Conner to a one-year contract.
- According to Aaron Wilson, Conner receives the veteran minimum.
- The Bills waived FB Corey Knox to make room for Conner.
- According to NFL Draft Diamonds, the Bills love Conner’s blocking ability and would like to add him as a compliment to Jerome Felton.
- Conner could contribute on special teams and in big back sets.
It seems likely that Conner would be an insurance option to Felton, seeing as teams don’t typically carry multiple fullbacks on their roster.
Conner, 27, was originally drafted by the Jets in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He spent two years with the team before he was ultimately waived with an injury settlement in October of 2012. Since then, Conner has played for the Bengals and Giants before returning to the Jets last year.
Last year, Conner appeared in 12 games for the Jets and ran for 20 yards on six carries (3.3 YPC) to go along with two receptions for 25 yards and a touchdown. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 12 fullback out of 23 qualifying players.