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James Conner

RB, Arizona Cardinals

Height 6'1" Weight 233
DOB 1995-05-05 Age 26
College Pittsburgh
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  • Cardinals Agree To Terms With James Conner

    The Arizona Cardinals agreed to terms on an undisclosed one-year deal with free-agent running back James Conner on Tuesday. Conner visited with the team on Monday and took a physical after he had offseason surgery to fix a turf-toe injury that he sustained recreationally this offseason. The 25-year-old is expected to make a full recovery by June, and he'll add a big-bodied complement to the smaller Chase Edmonds in Arizona's backfield after they lost Kenyan Drake to free agency. Conner had a near-1,000-yard season for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018, but he was inconsistent and battled injuries in the last two seasons. He had 169 carries for 721 yards and six touchdowns while adding 35 receptions for 215 yards in 13 games (11 starts) in 2020. Arizona's offensive line should be an upgrade, but Conner's recent injury history is worrisome. Edmonds remains the back to own in this backfield, but the addition of Conner will hurt his overall upside.

    Apr 13 · Source via Cardinals James Conner
  • James Conner Underwent Toe Surgery

    Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (toe) had surgery to fix a very moderate turf toe-type injury this offseason, according to sources. The procedure was performed by renowned specialist Dr. Robert Anderson. Conner incurred the injury while riding a recreational vehicle, but he's expected to be fully recovered in June. As a result, Conner will take a physical on his visit with the Arizona Cardinals on Monday. The 25-year-old was a Pro Bowler in 2018 with the Steelers, but he's been very inconsistent due to injuries in the last two seasons. Conner could be a big-bodied complement to the smaller Chase Edmonds in Arizona now that Kenyan Drake is out of town, but the two could eat into each other's upside if they are sharing the backfield in a committee approach in Arizona.

    Apr 12 · Source via James Conner
  • James Conner Visiting With Cardinals

    Free-agent running back James Conner is visiting with the Arizona Cardinals on Monday. Conner rushed for almost 1,000 yards and found the end zone 13 times as a Pro Bowler in 2018 for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he's been inconsistent since then and has dealt with a variety of injuries. The Cardinals let Kenyan Drake walk in free agency, and Conner could be an ideal complement to Chase Edmonds. The 25-year-old Conner had 721 rushing yards and six touchdowns to go along with 35 catches for 215 receiving yards in 13 games for Pittsburgh last year. Conner has played in at least 10 games in every NFL season, but he's never played in more than 14. Edmunds would have a much lower ceiling if Conner is added to this backfield, and the two would likely be involved in some sort of committee.

    Apr 12 · Source via Cardinals James Conner
  • Steelers RB Room Likely To Undergo Massive Overhaul

    The Pittsburgh Steelers running back room is likely in for a massive overhaul this offseason after the team's top four running backs combined for just 1,230 rushing yards in 2020. James Conner, who will be a free agent, had 721 yards in 13 games and averaged 4.3 yards per carry with six touchdowns. He averaged just 2.87 yards after contact, per Pro Football Focus. General manager Kevin Colbert acknowledged on Wednesday that the team's ground game must improve. It was a combination of injuries and inefficient play along the offensive line, as they ranked 31st in run blocking last year. Center Maurkice Pouncey retired and Alejandro Villanueva, Matt Feiler and Zach Banner are all entering free agency. Pittsburgh will also be in a salary cap crunch, so it'll be interesting to see how they address their RB room and the offensive line.

    Feb 18 · Source via Steelers James Conner
  • Running Back
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Season Team G FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    2017 PIT 12 14.4 67 (7.9%) 32 144 4.50 0 1 0 0 - 0 0
    2018 PIT 13 225.0 718 (78.3%) 215 973 4.53 12 71 55 497 9.0 1 2
    2019 PIT 10 113.5 335 (52.8%) 116 464 4.00 4 39 34 251 7.4 3 1
    2020 PIT 13 129.5 561 (63.0%) 169 720 4.26 6 43 35 215 6.1 0 0
    2020
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 NYG W 26-16 1.7 15 (23.4%) 6 9 1.50 0 4 2 8 4.0 0 0
    2 DEN W 26-21 18.1 50 (76.9%) 16 106 6.63 1 2 2 15 7.5 0 0
    3 HOU W 28-21 20.9 53 (66.3%) 18 109 6.06 1 5 4 40 10.0 0 0
    5 PHI W 38-29 12.3 47 (62.7%) 15 44 2.93 1 3 3 19 6.3 0 0
    6 CLE W 38-7 16.2 43 (66.2%) 20 101 5.05 1 1 1 1 1.0 0 0
    7 TEN W 27-24 11.1 66 (83.5%) 20 82 4.10 0 5 3 29 9.7 0 0
    8 BAL W 28-24 12.0 31 (58.5%) 15 47 3.13 1 3 3 13 4.3 0 0
    9 DAL W 24-19 2.0 32 (46.4%) 9 22 2.44 0 2 2 -2 -1.0 0 0
    10 CIN W 36-10 4.8 64 (87.7%) 13 36 2.77 0 2 2 12 6.0 0 0
    11 JAC W 27-3 9.9 52 (69.3%) 13 89 6.85 0 3 3 10 3.3 0 0
    14 BUF L 15-26 1.8 23 (40.4%) 10 18 1.80 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
    16 IND W 28-24 12.5 42 (61.8%) 5 20 4.00 1 5 5 45 9.0 0 0
    17 CLE L 22-24 6.2 43 (64.2%) 9 37 4.11 0 8 5 25 5.0 0 0
    WC CLE L 37-48 12.7 68 (75.6%) 11 37 3.36 1 5 5 30 6.0 0 0
    2019
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 NE L 3-33 6.5 32 (46.4%) 10 21 2.10 0 4 4 44 11.0 0 0
    2 SEA L 26-28 10.5 31 (54.4%) 11 33 3.00 1 4 3 12 4.0 0 0
    3 SF L 20-24 5.7 36 (67.9%) 13 43 3.31 0 5 4 14 3.5 0 1
    4 CIN W 27-3 18.5 38 (64.4%) 10 42 4.20 0 8 8 83 10.4 1 0
    5 BAL L 23-26 11.5 48 (80.0%) 14 55 3.93 1 0 0 0 - 0 0
    6 LAC W 24-17 23.9 30 (50.0%) 16 41 2.56 1 7 7 78 11.1 1 0
    8 MIA W 27-14 21.0 64 (83.1%) 23 145 6.30 1 4 3 5 1.7 0 0
    11 CLE L 7-21 1.6 13 (17.6%) 5 10 2.00 0 2 1 6 6.0 0 0
    15 BUF L 10-17 11.1 34 (57.6%) 8 42 5.25 0 5 4 9 2.3 1 0
    16 NYJ L 10-16 3.2 9 (13.4%) 6 32 5.33 0 0 0 0 - 0 0
    2018
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuTD Tgt Rec ReYd ReAvg ReTD FL
    1 CLE T 21-21 31.2 77 (91.7%) 31 135 4.35 2 6 5 57 11.4 0 1
    2 KC L 37-42 12.5 72 (87.8%) 8 17 2.13 1 5 5 48 9.6 0 0
    3 TB W 30-27 9.5 56 (84.8%) 15 61 4.07 0 6 5 34 6.8 0 0
    4 BAL L 14-26 4.4 49 (79.0%) 9 19 2.11 0 7 3 25 8.3 0 0
    5 ATL W 41-17 30.5 45 (73.8%) 21 110 5.24 2 4 4 75 18.8 0 0
    6 CIN W 28-21 24.9 66 (90.4%) 19 111 5.84 2 7 4 18 4.5 0 0
    8 CLE W 33-18 33.2 56 (78.9%) 24 146 6.08 2 6 5 66 13.2 0 0
    9 BAL W 23-16 22.3 68 (84.0%) 24 107 4.46 0 9 7 56 8.0 1 0
    10 CAR W 52-21 13.3 23 (39.7%) 13 65 5.00 1 1 1 8 8.0 0 0
    11 JAC W 20-16 4.9 58 (89.2%) 9 25 2.78 0 9 6 24 4.0 0 0
    12 DEN L 17-24 9.5 67 (85.9%) 13 53 4.08 0 4 4 42 10.5 0 1
    13 LAC L 30-33 19.4 49 (72.1%) 15 60 4.00 2 4 3 14 4.7 0 0
    17 CIN W 16-13 9.4 32 (47.1%) 14 64 4.57 0 3 3 30 10.0 0 0

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 4, 22, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 12, 22, 2, 1, 1
    Receiving: 7