He might not get the full treatment his friend Jordan Gross got earlier this offseason, but the Panthers lost another longtime blocker to retirement.
The former fifth-round pick was a smart and capable blocker, but was out of work when the call came to rejoin his old pals Gross and Travelle Wharton.
“I’ve known for a while I was going to retire,” I knew when I came back this was going to be my last year. It was a good way for me to end because I got to come back and play for a team I loved playing for and finish out with my buddies. Luckily we had some success, which made it even more fun. It was a fitting way for me to end my career.”
Hangartner started 85 games in his career (including a stint when he left the Panthers to sign with the Bills), and came back as part of the Panthers right guard by committee/Spinal Tap drummer search this year.