Found March 12, 2013 on SteelBlitz Steelers Blog:
The Pittsburgh Steelers will be visiting with former Cowboy’s linebacker Dan Connor during free agency according to ESPN Dallas. Last month the Steelers were rumored to be talking with Larry Foote about returning and he has said he wants to be back with the team, but talks have been quite for a while now. According to ESPN there are also rumblings that Foote may head to Arizona and continue to Pittsburgh-West trend. If Foote does leave in free agency the Steelers will have to find a starter opposite Lawrence Timmons and right now they don’t have a starter in waiting. Connor could be that player if the he and the Steelers can come to terms on a contract. Connor was cut by the Cowboys because he doesn’t fit the 4-3 scheme that Monty Kiffin is playing to implement in Dallas. Connor, 27, was a third round pick by the Carolina Panthers in 2008 and has played for the Panthers and Cowboys during his five year NFL career. During his five seasons Connor has played in 56 games, starting 27 of those games, and has totaled 213 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble. Connor played college football at Penn State and could look to revive his NFL career back in Pennsylvania with the Steelers. He has the skills and size to be a solid inside linebacker and on a better defense he may be able to finally reach his potential. The last major free agent signing the Steelers made was in 2002 when they signed inside linebacker James Farrior. Connor may not be as good as Farrior was and he may not be as good as Farrior became, but he could be a solid option as a starter alongside Timmons. The post Former Cowboy’s Linebacker Dan Connor will visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers in Free Agency appeared first on SteelBlitz Steelers Blog.
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