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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

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Rec Yds TD
2 30 0

Panthers choose Pike over Cantwell for third QB

Posted Sept. 04, 2010 @ 10:01 p.m. ET
The Panthers have kept QB Tony Pike on the 53-man roster and have cut Hunter Cantwell.

Panthers place WR Wallace on I.R.; trim roster to 75

Posted Aug. 31, 2010 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
The Panthers placed WR Wallace Wright on I.R. Tuesday, one of five transactions made by the team.

OT Barton does not report to Panthers camp, may retire

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 3:01 p.m. ET
OT Kirk Barton decided not to report to Panthers training camp one day after being claimed off waivers. Head coach John Fox believes Barton has decided to retire from football.

Panthers DE Brown restores optimism with recent play

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
Expectations have been high for DE Everette Brown since the Panthers traded a first-round pick to move up in the second round and draft him in 2009.

Clausen's toe injury will linger through season

Posted Aug. 25, 2010 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
Rookie QB Jimmy Clausen learned he will have to play the 2010 season through the pain in his right big toe.

Panthers OLT Gross’ rough start not a big concern

Posted Aug. 13, 2010 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
Panthers OLT Jordan Gross' start to the preseason was ugly, but we hear the team is not panicking about his future.

Panthers QB Clausen competing to become top backup

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
Speculation that Jimmy Clausen would challenge incumbent Matt Moore for a starting job has mostly died down since the spring, and now he'll need a strong showing just to win the backup job.

Reports: Panthers reach agreement with Clausen

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
The Panthers have agreed to terms with second-round pick Jimmy Clausen on a four-year deal, according to reports.

NFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 25, 2010 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
In the seventh chapter of our training-camp reports, we look at the NFC South teams, including a Panthers team led defensively by LB Jon Beason.

Panthers sign third-round pick LaFell

Posted July 20, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced they signed third-round pick Brandon LaFell on Tuesday.

Three players competing to become Panthers’ starting right guard

Posted July 16, 2010 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
Mackenzy Bernadeau, Duke Robinson and Geoff Schwartz are Carolina's top contenders at right guard, and each took reps with the first-team offense during offseason practices.

Job security not an issue for Panthers GM Hurney

Posted July 03, 2010 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
There are reports that Panthers GM Marty Hurney's contract expired June 30, but we hear Hurney is in good standing with the organization and will not be looking for a new employer any time soon.

Panthers sign fourth-round pick Norwood

Posted June 23, 2010 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced they have signed DE-OLB Eric Norwood.

Panthers sign sixth-round pick Pike

Posted June 22, 2010 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced they have signed one of the two quarterbacks they drafted in April.

Panthers’ Smith could miss start of training camp with broken arm

Posted June 21, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
A source close to Panthers WR Steve Smith told PFW that Smith suffered a broken arm — the same one he broke in a game in December — on Saturday and could miss the start of training camp.

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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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