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John Conner Released By The Bengals


Sorry, Kentucky and Cincinnati Bengals fans. According to Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer the former Kentucky FB affectionately nicknamed “The Terminator” was released by the team today as NFL rosters must be cut down to 53 by the end of the weekend.

From CincyJungle:

I wouldn’t call the move surprising — more disappointing. However, that should give Orson Charles and even tight end Alex Smith a level of comfort. It’s also clear that the Bengals are shying away from the traditional fullback role that they’ve favored over the years — save for ’10 when Reggie Kelly was the H-back

Conner looks to be a casualty of the changing of the guard when it comes to offenses in the NFL, as most teams are starting to go towards a spread attack, leaving traditional FB’s like Conner out in the dust. Best of wishes to you, Terminator.

Article written by Will Totten

Born in Indiana and raised in Louisville, I am the unlikeliest UK fan.

5 Comments for John Conner Released By The Bengals

  1. Moose
    10:58 am August 31, 2013 Permalink


  2. Megan
    11:26 am August 31, 2013 Permalink

    John Connor, of course, was not the Terminator. “Are we learning yet?”

  3. John
    1:33 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    I’ve always loved the Bengals but I think they should’ve kept Connor. Their offensive line has question marks and a guy like Connor is great for short yardage.

  4. Delk for 3
    2:01 pm August 31, 2013 Permalink

    Perfect example on how one thing can hurt (or help) a person’s athletic career. Conner was doing great w/ the Jets until he got hurt last year with a hamstring problem. He probably should have made this Cincy team, but he had tough competition. It will be interesting to see if he can get on somewhere else this season. Good luck John!