Ben Hartsock TE CAR 9 Months
Panthers coach Ron Rivera insists No. 2 TE Ben Hartsock is a good complement to Greg Olsen.
Hartsock is a mediocre blocker and a liability in the passing game. But to hear Rivera tell it, he's a key piece. "You look at his catches, they're all on the underneath routes - the quick ins, the quick outs. People miss the value of that when you have one tight end that can stretch the field and the other one that can attack the middle." Greg Olsen is going to push for 90-plus percent of the snaps once again this year.
Ben Hartsock TE CAR Sep 25 '11
Panthers declared TE Ben Hartsock inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Hartsock is the only mild surprise for the Panthers as a healthy scratch. They have already placed Jon Beason, Thomas Davis and Ron Edwards on injured reserve. The rest of the Panthers' inactives: QB Jimmy Clausen, WR Kealoha Pilares, OT Lee Ziemba, DT Frank Kearse, LB Jason Phillips and S Charles Godfrey. Jordan Pugh will start in place of Godfrey (concussion).
Ben Hartsock TE CAR Jul 27 '11
Panthers agreed to terms with TE Ben Hartsock on a two-year contract.
Hartsock will play the blocking specialist role next to Jeremy Shockey in a run-heavy attack. The Jets were interested in bringing Hartsock back at a lower rate, so they'll have to turn elsewhere for Dustin Keller's partner.