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February 28, 2009

Hangartner now Bills' starting center

As expected, it didn't take long for the Buffalo-Geoff Hangartner talks to result in him becoming the second Panthers' backup offensive lineman to land a starting job elsewhere in as many days via free agency.

Hangartner signed a four-year contract with Buffalo (no numbers yet) and is set to start at center. He reportedly dazzled the team's coaches with his extensive knowledge of the different defensive fronts centers face in the NFL.

The Bills have already made Hangartner available to the Buffalo-area media and word is he's catching a flight back home to Austin, Tx.

One day earlier, Carolina unrestricted free agent tackle Frank Omiyale signed to start with the Chicago Bears.

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on February 28, 2009 at 06:21 PM | Permalink


Good for him. Why be a backup when you can start and earn more money. The NFL is truly a business. Good luck Geoff!

Posted by: Go Panthers | Feb 28, 2009 7:06:48 PM

Thanks for all your hard work GH. You were a good lockeroom guy and a hard worker for us. Best of luck on the hard luck Bills.

Posted by: Ben | Feb 28, 2009 7:27:28 PM

Panthers seem to do well in the later draft rounds with linemen. Would not surprise me they pull another sleeper this year.

Posted by: par404 | Feb 28, 2009 7:27:33 PM

The Cats better make this the year of the lineman (offense & defense) in the upcoming draft.

Posted by: Raptor | Feb 28, 2009 7:39:07 PM

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