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Carolina Panthers


Ben Hartsock

Ben Hartsock - #84 - TE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 4"/ 260 lbs.
Birthday 07/05/1980
Birthplace Chillicothe, OH
College Ohio State
Years played 10
Drafted 2004, 3rd round, 5th pick by Colts

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Rec Yds TD
2 30 0

Under siege under center

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 9:35 a.m. ET
Adding to the uncertainty due to the current lockout are the undeniably shaky QB situations facing one-third of the league's teams, including the 49ers and holdover starter Alex Smith.

NFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Vikings are looking for a successor to QB Brett Favre, as PFW identifies the top three draft needs of each NFC team.

OLT Gross discusses Panthers' QBs, No. 1 pick

Posted March 11, 2011 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
Panthers OLT Jordan Gross didn't exactly rush to Jimmy Clausen's defense when he was asked about the harsh criticism Clausen has received.

DE Bowers to hold private workout April 1

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 12:01 p.m. ET
Clemson DE Da'Quan Bowers, a candidate to be selected in the top five of April's draft, will hold a private workout on campus on April 1.

Shockey to sign with Panthers

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 2:37 p.m. ET
Veteran TE Jeremy Shockey will sign with the Panthers, he announced on his Twitter account Thursday.

Report: Panthers hand out tenders

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 7:01 p.m. ET
Like nearly every other team, the Panthers placed tenders on some of their key free agents on Wednesday.

Draft Dose: NFL coaching changes

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
Where will newly installed head coaches around the league go with their first pick with their new franchise?

NFC South free-agent preview

Posted March 01, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the NFC South.

Draft Dose: Who needs a quarterback?

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
Which teams in this year's draft could be in the market for a quarterback like Missouri's Blaine Gabbert or Auburn's Cam Newton?

Panthers' Kalil signs franchise tender

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 8:50 p.m. ET
Panthers C Ryan Kalil signed his franchise tender Thursday, guaranteeing him $10 million for 2011.

Rivera says Panthers honing in on No. 1

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
New Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, brandishing his Super Bowl XX ring, is starting his search for the man who will earn him his next ring.

Report: Panthers use RFA tenders on Williams, Johnson

Posted Feb. 24, 2011 @ 9:38 a.m. ET
According to PFW correspondent and Rock Hill Herald writer Darin Gantt, the Panthers will place restricted free-agent tenders on RB DeAngelo Williams and DE Charles Johnson.

Panthers give C Kalil franchise tag

Posted Feb. 22, 2011 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
The Panthers have placed the franchise tag on C Ryan Kalil, keeping him off the free-agent market.

Tagging Kalil Panthers’ best option

Posted Feb. 22, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Carolina's franchise-tag decision came down to C Ryan Kalil and DE Charles Johnson, and the Panthers confirmed Tuesday that Kalil had been franchised.

Panthers' Richardson could be jeopardizing reputation with players

Posted Feb. 17, 2011 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
Sources familiar with Panthers owner Jerry Richardson were not surprised to hear reports that Richardson took a combative approach in recent Collective Bargaining Agreement talks.

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Posted March 12, 2013
The Panthers have re-signed Hartsock, according to his agent Mike McCarthy.||||||| Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hartsock is the second free agent to re-sign, joining linebacker Jordan Senn.
Posted March 10, 2010
The New York Jets have re-signed tight end Ben Hartsock, a major part of the league's top-ranked rushing offense last season, to a two-year deal worth $3.2 million.Hartsock, 29, played his first two seasons with Indianapolis, and spent two seasons with Tennessee and one with Atlanta. He has 28 catches for 275 yards in six seasons.||||||| Hartsock, signed as a free agent last August, had one catch - a 2-yard touchdown in Week 3 - but was used mostly as a blocking complement to Dustin Keller. He helped pave the way for an offense that averaged a league-leading 172.2 yards per game behind Thomas Jones, now with Kansas City, Shonn Greene and Leon Washington.
Posted Sept. 02, 2009
The Jets have signed Hartsock to a one-year deal, filling their need for a blocking tight end, his agent told The Associated Press.||||||| Hartsock, who spent last season with Atlanta, signed with the Jets on Wednesday, a day after the Falcons released him, agent Mike McCartney said. Hartsock played his first two seasons with Indianapolis and also played two seasons with Tennessee. He has 27 catches for 273 yards in five seasons, but will be counted on to be the blocking complement to pass-receiving tight end Dustin Keller.
Posted Nov. 27, 2008
The Falcons put Hartsock on injured reserve Wednesday.||||||| The 264-pound Hartsock, who had only three catches and was essentially another lineman for Atlanta's powerful running game, injured a toe in last weekend's 45-28 victory over Carolina. He is out for the season after making eight starts in 11 games. Justin Peelle, who has nine catches for 99 yards this season, will likely move into the starting role for Sunday's game at San Diego, with Jason Rader taking over the backup role.
Posted March 02, 2008
The Falcons moved quickly to replace tight end Alge Crumpler by agreeing to terms with Hartsock.||||||| Hartsock, who was drafted in the third round in 2004 by Indianapolis, is best known for his blocking ability. He has just 24 catches for 247 yards in 45 career games, including 12 catches for 138 yards with Tennessee last season. Terms of the deal were not released.

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