12:48pm: The Jets have officially confirmed the signing of Conner, announcing in a press release that Bohanon has been placed on injured reserve.
11:00am: The Jets have signed free agent fullback John Conner, according to Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports, who reports (via Twitter) that it’s a one-year deal for the former fifth-round pick.
Conner, 27, started his career with the Jets, appearing in 35 total games over parts of three seasons before joining the Bengals and eventually the Giants. Conner played 13 contests, including seven starts, for the Giants a year ago, but was cut by the team when rosters were trimmed from 75 players to 53 last month.
Jets fullback Tommy Bohanon suffered a fractured clavicle during the team’s Week 4 loss to the Lions, prompting New York to bring in Conner for a visit yesterday. While Bohanon improbably played the second half on Sunday after sustaining the injury, he likely won’t be playing again anytime soon. I’d expect him to be placed on injured reserve as the corresponding move for the addition of Conner, though the Jets have yet to officially announce anything.