Cardinals sign James Conner to one-year deal
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Cardinals sign one-time Pro Bowl RB James Conner to one-year deal

One visit was enough for one-time Pro Bowl running back James Conner and the Arizona Cardinals to come to terms on an agreement. 

The Cardinals announced on Tuesday that they signed Conner to a one-year contract. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports first reported the news.

Conner earned a much-publicized victory over Hodgkin's lymphoma while at the University of Pittsburgh and has played only for the Pittsburgh Steelers during his pro career to this point. Pittsburgh selected him in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The ball-carrier, who turns 26 years old next month, earned his only Pro Bowl nod in 2018 and has been slowed by multiple injury setbacks since entering the league. 

Pittsburgh officially allowed him to hit free agency when the new NFL year opened last month. 

Conner rushed for 721 yards with six touchdowns and recorded 35 receptions for 215 yards across 13 regular-season appearances with the Steelers in 2020. He'll now be tasked with sharing the Arizona backfield with Chase Edmonds after Kenyan Drake signed with the Las Vegas Raiders.

Conner reportedly underwent surgery to repair a toe injury he suffered this offseason but had a physical with the Cardinals on Monday and is expected to be fully recovered by June. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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