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|Nov. 5 11:44 AM PT12:44 PM MT1:44 PM CT2:44 PM ET19:44 GMT3:44 AM 北京时间12:44 PM MST2:44 PM EST1:44 PM CT23:44 UAE14:44 ET17:44 - The Carolina Panthers announced they've re-signed free agent guard/center Geoff Hangartner. The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Hangartner returns for a third stint with Carolina after being released in training camp. He could start Sunday at San Francisco at right guard if Chris Scott (knee) is unable to play.
Analysis: Hangartner has started 83 games during his nine-year NFL career. The move comes after Jeff Byers became the fourth Carolina offensive guard to be placed on injured reserve this season. Byers injured his foot on Carolina's win over Atlanta Sunday. The Panthers previously placed starting guards Garry Williams and Amini Silatolu and rookie Edmund Kugbila on IR. Hangartner played for Carolina from 2005-08 before signing with Buffalo as a free agent.
|Aug. 1 9:12 AM PT10:12 AM MT11:12 AM CT12:12 PM ET16:12 GMT12:12 AM 北京时间9:12 AM MST11:12 AM EST11:12 AM CT20:12 UAE12:12 ET15:12 - The Panthers have announced they've released offensive lineman Geoff Hangartner, leaving the starting right guard spot up for grabs. Hangartner was due to make $1.575 million this year.
Analysis: The move Thursday is a bit surprising considering Hangartner had been running with the first team at camp and the player they drafted to replace him - Edmund Kugbila from Valdosta State - has missed the majority of training camp with a pulled hamstring after sitting out OTAs with a knee injury. Hangartner has started 83 games, including 12 last season for Carolina, during his eight-year career with the Panthers and Buffalo Bills.