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Geoff Hangartner joins the Panthers retirement line

Geoff Hangartner AP

He might not get the full treatment his friend Jordan Gross got earlier this offseason, but the Panthers lost another longtime blocker to retirement.

According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, free agent guard Geoff Hangartner has decided to retire after nine seasons.

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.

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4 Responses to “Geoff Hangartner joins the Panthers retirement line”
  1. doctorrustbelt says: Mar 11, 2014 12:32 PM

    The Bengals Offensive Line would have been pretty great… if Travelle Wharton didn’t get injured when he signed the contract w/ the Bengals (actually… training camp).

  2. realfootballfan says: Mar 11, 2014 12:38 PM

    Panthers lining up to be that team that made a big leap and then goes back to being bad a year later.

  3. h3min1230 says: Mar 11, 2014 12:56 PM

    Note to self:

    Do not draft any Panther players in fantasy next year.

  4. mhs8031 says: Mar 11, 2014 2:28 PM

    What have they lost off the second-ranked defense? They have a qb, a defense. They lost a short, slow CB, a decent, 1-dimensional safety, and a 35-year old WR from a team that went 12-4. Time to write them off–who could ever replace that?

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