Giants' Dan Connor released from jail in Philly

Dan Connor looks on during the a preseason

Dan Connor looks on during the a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders. (Aug. 13, 2012) (Credit: AP)

PHILADELPHIA -- Police said Giants linebacker Dan Connor was released from jail Sunday, a day after being arrested at Philadelphia International Airport after federal authorities alleged that a switchblade was found in his luggage.

A police spokeswoman said Sunday that a Transportation Security Administration officer spotted the knife on an X-ray machine monitor as Connor tried to enter an airport terminal at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Police were called and Connor, 27, of Charlotte, N.C., was arrested and charged with possession of an offensive weapon. The police spokeswoman said he was released on his own recognizance.

Giants spokesman Pat Hanlon said team officials were aware of the situation and have spoken to Connor.

The Giants signed Connor as a free agent March 16, five days after the Cowboys cut him. The two-time All-American at Penn State started eight games last year for Dallas after playing his first four seasons for the Panthers. He has made only 27 career starts, with 123 tackles, 68 assists and one sack.

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