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Ben Hartsock | Tight End

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/5/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 265
College: Ohio State
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Patriots released TE Ben Hartsock.
They determined quickly that Hartsock had nothing left at age 34. He lasted three days on the team. The Pats will move forward with Steve Maneri as an in-line blocker option behind Rob Gronkowski, Mike Hoomanawanui, and D.J. Williams. Aug 14 - 10:19 AM

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Patriots signed TE Ben Hartsock, formerly of the Panthers.

34-year-old Hartsock is purely a blocking tight end. The Pats are moving on from UDFA TEs Justin Jones and Asa Watson, who were both waived on Sunday.
Source: Ben Volin
Aug 10 - 12:05 PM

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.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 12:05:00 PM

Panthers re-signed TE Ben Hartsock.

Hartsock turns 33 before the season and has all of seven receptions since the 2007 campaign. He is a blocking tight end who doesn't dominate at blocking.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 03:27:00 PM

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).
Sun, Sep 25, 2011 11:48:00 AM

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.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 02:24:00 PM

Jets released TE Ben Hartsock.

The move takes New York off the hook for a $1.6 million salary. Hartsock, 30, is strictly a blocking tight end and performed that role admirably last season. The Jets might try to bring him back at closer to a minimum base pay.
Wed, Mar 2, 2011 05:25:00 PM

Jets agreed to terms with TE Ben Hartsock.

Hartsock, 30 this July, has just 28 catches in six pro seasons. Strictly a blocker, he'll continue to back up catch-first Jets starter Dustin Keller.
Mon, Mar 8, 2010 01:31:00 PM

The Jets are trying to re-sign free agent TE Ben Hartsock.

Hartsock is strictly a blocker that caught one pass in 16 games for the Jets last season.
Mon, Mar 8, 2010 08:44:00 AM

Jets signed TE Ben Hartsock, formerly of the Falcons, to a one-year, $1.275 million contract.

Hartsock was just released Tuesday, but the Jets acted quickly to fill a glaring need at blocking tight end. Hartsock won't have fantasy value, but he should be in line for plenty of playing time alongside Dustin Keller.
Wed, Sep 2, 2009 02:10:00 PM

Falcons released TE Ben Hartsock.

Hartsock, strictly a blocker, was handed a four-year contract last offseason when the Falcons were desperate at tight end. He's no longer needed with Tony Gonzalez around. Perhaps the Bengals could use him?
Tue, Sep 1, 2009 02:57:00 PM

Falcons TE Ben Hartsock has been medically cleared after his 2008 season with plantar fasciitis.

Hartsock, strictly a blocker, started eight of Atlanta's first 11 games before the injury. He'll play second fiddle to Tony Gonzalez, at best, this season.
Thu, May 7, 2009 03:46:00 PM

Falcons placed TE Ben Hartsock (plantar fasciitis) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Hartsock, once a member of Indianapolis' "flying Bens" duo with Ben Utecht, was Atlanta's starting TE but wasn't used in the passing game. He will return in 2009, but the club is sure to upgrade this position in the offseason.
Wed, Nov 26, 2008 02:22:00 PM

Falcons agreed to terms with TE Ben Hartsock, formerly of the Titans, on a four-year, $9 million contract.

Hartsock, 27, caught 12 passes for 138 yards and no TDs as Bo Scaife's top backup in 2007. He'll block and play on all phases of special teams, but if the Falcons think they're getting a legit starter here, they'll be disappointed.
Sun, Mar 2, 2008 02:56:00 PM

Free agent TE Ben Hartsock will visit with the Falcons today.

With Alge Crumpler gone, Atlanta has a gaping hole at tight end. Still, don't expect Hartsock to be much of a fantasy factor even if the Falcons scoop him up.
Sat, Mar 1, 2008 10:48:00 AM

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