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.
PITTSBURGH (GSM) – The Pittsburgh Steelers released a new video to galvanize support from fans for the upcoming season. Running back James Conner is seen running through Pittsburgh’s South Side on Hot Metal Bridge, the University of Pittsburgh and other parts of the city with a voiceover.
The Steelers open the 2019 season in Foxboro against the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, Sunday.
PITTSBURGH (GSM) – Running backs Travon McMillian (Rookie, Colorado) and veteran James Conner are among a crowded field of Steelers active roster participants.
On a sunny, moderately warm day in Pittsburgh, Conner shares pointers during practice and extends the hand of wisdom to the 1st-year man. The chances of McMillian making the team are slim as there are Conner, Jaylen Samuels, Benny Snell Jr., Trey Edmunds and Malik Williams filling roster spots at the moment.