In a move that has to be considered a huge surprise the New York Giants announced today they have placed starting middle linebacker Dan Connor on season-ending injured reserve. The Giants were awarded middle linebacker Allen Bradford formerly of the Seattle Seahawks off waivers.

Connor suffered his second neck burner in as many weeks during Sunday's season-opening loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Acquired as a free agent during the offseason Connor won the starting middle linebacker job during the preseason.

Mark Herzlich will now take over as the Giants' middle linebacker.