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Geoff Hangartner | Center | #63

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 4/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 305
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 5 (169) / CAR

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Panthers G/C Geoff Hangartner has retired from the NFL after eight seasons.
Hangartner, 32 next month, appeared in eight games, making two starts, for the Panthers last season after signing off the street in November. He played in 118 games total, starting 85 of them, in six seasons with Carolina and two with Buffalo. Hangartner was set to become a free agent at 4 PM ET. Tue, Mar 11, 2014 12:08:00 PM

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Free agent G/C Geoff Hangartner is believed to be considering retirement.

Hangartner spent the first half of 2013 on the street, and played sparingly after signing with the Panthers in November. Going on 32, Hangartner was a fifth-round pick in 2005.
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 09:13:00 PM

Panthers signed G/C Geoff Hangartner.

He's taking the roster spot of Jeff Byers, who was placed on injured reserve. Released in August, it's possible Hangartner is returning to the Panthers' starting lineup, as RG Chris Scott's (knee) status is up in the air. A 12-game starter for the Panthers last season, Hangartner was highly ineffective along the interior line.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 02:53:00 PM

Free agent G/C Geoff Hangartner will take a physical for the Panthers on Tuesday.

The Panthers lost G/C Jeff Byers to a season-ending Lisfranc injury Sunday, and RG Chris Scott is battling a knee issue. Hangartner, 31, was released by Carolina on August 1. He could slide back into the lineup at right guard.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 07:37:00 PM

The Cardinals "recently discussed" free agent G/C Geoff Hangartner, but "decided to pass."

It's the first we've heard of Hangartner since his release last Thursday. Hangartner is versatile along the interior, but was a sub-replacement level player last season. He should latch on somewhere in short order, but will have his work cut out to make a 53-man roster.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 03:06:00 PM

Panthers released G/C Geoff Hangartner.

This one comes out of left field because Hangartner was penciled in as Carolina's starting right guard. Hangartner was owed a reasonable $1.575 million salary, but must have been really struggling through a week of camp. He was also brutal last season, grading out as a bottom-five center (in place of then-injured Ryan Kalil) per Pro Football Focus' ratings. Of more concern is Hangartner's replacement. Rookie RG backup Edmund Kugbila (leg) hasn't even practiced yet. Including turnstile RT Byron Bell, the right side of Carolina's offensive line is a major concern.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 11:09:00 AM

Panthers re-signed G/C Geoff Hangartner to a three-year contract.

Turning 30 next month, Hangartner is expected to take over at left guard for the newly released Travelle Wharton with Garry Williams entering the starting lineup at right guard. Hangartner wound up starting all 16 games last season for an offense that paced the league at a gaudy 5.4 yards per rushing attempt.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 06:53:00 PM

The Charlotte Observer expects free agent G/C Geoff Hangartner to re-sign with the Panthers.

Hangartner started all 16 games at right guard in 2011, but could be expendable with guard/tackles Geoff Schwartz and Garry Williams returning from injuries. Entering his age-30 season, Hangartner may ask for a salary similar to the $2.8 million he received last year.
Sun, Feb 12, 2012 09:03:00 AM

Geoff Hangartner will start at right guard in the season opener.

It's not great news for DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart. The Bills cut ties with Hangartner because they believed he no longer possessed enough drive in the running game. He was just re-signed by the Panthers early this week.
Thu, Sep 8, 2011 03:50:00 PM

Panthers signed C/G Geoff Hangartner.

Hangartner was cut by the Bills on Saturday even though he started 22 games for them over the last two seasons. He spent the first four seasons of his career with the Panthers before bolting for Buffalo as a free agent in 2009.
Mon, Sep 5, 2011 11:28:00 AM

Bills waived or released C Geoff Hangartner, LB Brandon Hicks, DE T.J. Langley, DE Lionel Dotson, CB Doyle Miller, WR Naaman Roosevelt, G Michael Switzer, OT Jason Watkins, G Mansfield Wrotto, C Danny Aiken, WR Kamar Aiken, WR Craig Davis, QB Levi Brown, RB Jehuu Caulcrick, TE Mike Caussin, CB Reggie Corner and S Sidney Glover.

Hangartner started 22 games for Buffalo the past two seasons, but was one of many Bills' offensive linemen to struggle mightily during the preseason. Levi Brown earned his release with a poor preseason, as well. Roosevelt was done in by an ankle injury.
Sat, Sep 3, 2011 05:54:00 PM

Bills declared C Geoff Hangartner, third QB Levi Brown, FB Jehuu Caulcrick, TE Mike Caussin, OT Ed Wang, OT Colin Brown, NT Kellen Heard, and DL John McCargo inactive for Week 16.

Eric Wood will start at center, while Demetrius Bell and Chris Kelsey will both be active. There are no surprises in Buffalo.
Sun, Dec 26, 2010 11:51:00 AM

Bills C Geoff Hangartner (questionable, knee) may dress for Sunday's Week 16 game but will not start, according to Chris Brown of

Earlier this week coach Chan Gailey suggested that the team would not rush Hangartner back for Sunday's matchup with New England. Brown is a reliable source, though we doubt Hangartner would serve as anything more than a reserve come Sunday. Eric Wood will plow the way at center for RB Fred Jackson, our No. 16 ranked running back play.
Sat, Dec 25, 2010 09:10:00 AM

Bills coach Chan Gailey said C Geoff Hangartner (knee) likely won't be ready for Week 16, but he left open the door for a return in Week 17.

"If we were out of linemen, Geoff might be able to get ready to play by Sunday, but we're not pushed into that," Gailey said. "I'm thinking that if we can let him get healthy one more week, that wouldn't hurt anything. I don't want to push him back too quick this time of the season." Eric Wood has been up and down as Hangartner's replacement.
Tue, Dec 21, 2010 08:39:00 AM

Bills C Geoff Hangartner (knee) has already been ruled out for Week 15.

"He won't be ready this week. It's going to be close, really, the rest of the year on him, but he's getting better," coach Chan Gailey said. Eric Wood slid over from guard to fill in for Hangartner Sunday and did a nice job. Colin Brown is expected to be brought in for depth on the line.
Tue, Dec 14, 2010 08:58:00 AM

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