At least two sources close to the situation believe Connor, a native of the Delaware County suburb of Wallingford, Pa., is high on the Eagles’ wish list. But one source with direct knowledge of the Eagles’ offseason plans indicated that Connor isn’t their top choice and suggested that it’s less likely to happen, although he did acknowledge that Connor, 26, is someone the team has sought in the past.
All sources interviewed confirmed that the Eagles were interested enough in Connor last August to approach the Panthers about a trade, but Carolina’s uncertainty regarding the health of Pro Bowl middle linebacker Jon Beason made the Panthers reluctant to pull the trigger.
Dan Connor has been out of sight since he graduated from Penn State. In four years and only 17 starts in the NFL, Connor has one sack, one pass defensed, and one forced fumble. Not exactly stellar production. It’s actually more interesting that the Eagles were considering him to help out last season. (Well, that and the jumble of sources.)