The season finale of Hard Knocks showed fullback John Conner losing his job. He wasn’t happy about it. As Conner sat down with Bengals coach Marvin Lewis to hear the bad news that he was cut Conner asked what he could have done differently. Lewis answered that the hard-working Conner did everything asked of him but that second-year player Orson Charles is younger plays more special teams and was ultimately the only fullback the Bengals had room for on the roster. “This is a hard one. I know you’ve put your heart and soul into this” Lewis told Conner. “You didn’t do anything wrong. You have done everything. It’s more just maybe the versatility of Orson not necessarily what you didn’t do. Orson’s contribution on special teams may be more.” Conner said he didn’t see it coming even though he’s been around the NFL long enough to know that fullbacks are an endangered species.