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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

Panthers expecting camp competition in secondary

Posted June 17, 2012 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
The Panthers are counting on Brandon Hogan and Josh Norman to battle Captain Munnerlyn for the starting job at RCB in training camp.

Tolbert relishing new opportunity with Panthers

Posted June 01, 2012 @ 10:14 p.m. ET
Ex-Chargers FB Mike Tolbert couldn't resist an opportunity to return home to the Carolinas as a free agent.

Panthers to prepare for Week One at IMG

Posted May 31, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced that they will prepare for their regular-season opener at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla.

NFC South players in the crosshairs

Posted May 24, 2012 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each NFC South team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Falcons OLT Sam Baker.

Better NFL offense: Panthers or Patriots?

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
In the fourth matchup of our video series facing the NFL's top offenses against each other, we look at the Panthers and the Patriots.

Panthers DE Johnson to miss OTAs

Posted May 20, 2012 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
Panthers DE Charles Johnson will miss offseason team activities as he recovers from arthroscopic knee surgery.

Panthers not yet ready to make LB shift

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 10:40 a.m. ET
The initial plan is for Luke Kuechly to play on the weak side, but Ron Rivera has left the door open to switching up the alignment.

Panthers, Kuechly agree to terms

Posted May 11, 2012 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
Panthers LB Luke Kuechly, the No. 9 overall pick, agreed to a four-year, $12.58 million deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Panthers sign P Harris

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 9:57 a.m. ET
The Panthers signed veteran P Nick Harris on Tuesday.

Panthers DE Johnson undergoes minor surgery

Posted May 04, 2012 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Panthers DE Charles Johnson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Friday.

Ryan 'excited' about Falcons' draft picks

Posted April 30, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
Falcons QB Matt Ryan told PFW Monday he liked the haul of prospects GM Thomas Dimitroff delivered over the weekend.

Panthers show faith in defensive tackles

Posted April 29, 2012 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
The Panthers' personnel evaluators didn’t share the view that defensive tackle was a spot they absolutely had to address in the draft.

Panthers make solid, safe choice with Kuechly

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
The Panthers took a player who can make an immediate impact on their defense in the first round of Thursday’s draft.

WR Naanee signs with Dolphins

Posted April 17, 2012 @ 10:07 a.m. ET
WR Legedu Naanee signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins, his agent David Canter confirmed on Twitter. 

Newton: Improvement as NFL QB 'through the roof'

Posted April 14, 2012 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
QB Cam Newton has big expectations for his Panthers team in the upcoming NFL season, he said Saturday at his alma mater.

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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