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Terminator 2: John Conner back with Jets

Jets fullback John Conner walks around the stadium

Jets fullback John Conner walks around the stadium greeting the fans on Jan. 2, 2011. Photo Credit: Joe Rogate

The Terminator has returned.

The Jets announced Tuesday the signing of former draft-pick John Conner after placing fullback Tommy Bohanon on injured reserve with a broken collarbone.

Bohanon, a seventh-round pick last year, suffered the injury Sunday against the Lions and will undergo surgery. He ends the season with one carry for 3 yards and two catches for 30 yards. In 20 career games, Bohanon has 18 rushes for 65 yards and 13 catches for 99 yards.

The coaching staff was unaware that he had played the second half against the Lions with a broken collarbone. "That ought to tell you about the kind of toughness he has," Rex Ryan said on Monday.

Conner -- nicknamed "The Terminator" by Ryan for his punishing hits and because he shares a name with a character in that movie -- was a fifth-round pick of the Jets in 2010.

Following his 2012 release, Conner spent time with the Bengals. He also played for the Giants last season and this preseason but was cut in August.

For his career, Conner has 21 carries for 88 yards and two touchdowns, plus 10 receptions for 49 yards in 50 games.

Notes & quotes: The Jets signed CB LeQuan Lewis to the practice squad and released CB Brandon Smith from the practice squad.


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