PITTSBURGH (GSM) — Erie, PA native and former Steelers running back James Conner has a new home over 2,000 miles away.
The Arizona Cardinals signed Conner in a 1-year deal just months after the Steelers decided not to renew his contract. In 4 years with Pittsburgh he racked up 2,302 yards rushing and 22 touchdowns on the ground. He also accomplished 963 receiving and 4 receiving touchdowns throughout his tenure.
Conner joins Chase Edmunds and Jonathan Ward in the backfield and is the second big-name free agent signed this off season by the Cardinals. Arizona signed former Texans defensive end J.J. Watt signed a 2-year, $31 million contract on March 3.
Welcome to the Valley, @JamesConner_!
We have agreed to terms with RB James Conner on a one-year contract.
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) April 13, 2021
Forever a hero to many in Pittsburgh!
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) April 13, 2021