|Panthers release veteran OL Hangartner|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 01 August 2013 07:30|
Hangartner has started 83 games, including 12 last season for Carolina, during his eight-year career with the Panthers and Buffalo Bills.
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.
Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson called Hangartner one of the most popular players in the locker room, saying ``It's tough, but somebody is going to have to step up.''
Hangartner was due to make $1.575 million this year.