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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

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
2 30 0

QB issues could put Panthers RBs in ‘double trouble’

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
The "Double Trouble" duo of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart are widely considered one of the league's best RB tandems, but rough times could be on the horizon.

Clausen to start in Week Three

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Rookie Jimmy Clausen will start for the Panthers in Week Three, replacing Matt Moore.

Freeman, Bucs beat Panthers 20-7

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw for 178 yards and two TDs as the Bucs improved to 2-0 after a divisional win vs. the Panthers.

Panthers' Clausen likely to get needed prep time

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 11:45 p.m. ET
The expected return to action of Panthers QB Matt Moore following a concussion is good news for rookie Jimmy Clausen, who isn't ready to take over the starting job, according to NFC South Whispers.

Panthers downgrade WR LaFell to questionable for Sunday

Posted Sept. 18, 2010 @ 1:23 p.m. ET
The Panthers downgraded rookie WR Brandon LaFell from probable to questionable for their Week Two game against the Buccaneers because of a sore hamstring.

Johnson rises to top of Panthers' DT heap

Posted Sept. 16, 2010 @ 11:25 a.m. ET
Former Colt Ed Johnson probably wouldn't be a starter on most teams, but he has surprised some observers by rising to the top of the Panthers' unimpressive pack at D-tackle.

Panthers' Moore practices following concussion

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 2 p.m. ET
Panthers QB Matt Moore, who left Sunday's loss to the Giants with a concussion, was back on the practice field on Wednesday.

Teams getting foggy on concussions

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
It’s clear that despite the NFL’s best efforts to make more stringent and closely monitored guidelines on players’ safety regarding concussions, teams are getting a little foggy with the rules and with information pertaining to these ailments.

Report: Moore expected to return to practice, start Sunday

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
Panthers QB Matt Moore is expected to return to practice this week and should start Sunday after sustaining a concussion in the season opener.

Panthers swap kickoff specialists

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
The Panthers brought back kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd after his replacement, Todd Carter, was injured Sunday against the Giants.

If cleared, QB Moore will start for Panthers

Posted Sept. 14, 2010 @ 10:27 a.m. ET
Panthers QB Matt Moore may have suffered a concussion in Week One, but he'll be the team's starter in Week Two if he's cleared to play.

Giants' defense makes marked improvement

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
The Giants' defense — which gave up 427 points a year ago — appeared markedly improved in its first contest under new coordinator Perry Fewell.

Panthers’ supposed strengths looked like weaknesses in Week One

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
The Panthers were awful at the things they have done well in the past — running the ball, protecting the quarterback — in their loss to the Giants.

Nicks' big day leads Giants to 31-18 win over Panthers

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
The New York Giants opened their new $1.6 billion home by beating the Carolina Panthers 31-18 with a big second half.

Panthers WR Smith regains captain status

Posted Sept. 09, 2010 @ 10:11 a.m. ET
Some expected the Panthers to make QB Matt Moore one of the offensive captains in a show of support before his first opening-day start, but the team voted for WR Steve Smith and OLT Jordan Gross.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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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