Panthers bring back OL Hangartner



CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers have brought back a familiar name, signing offensive linemen Geoff Hangartner.

Hangartner spent four seasons with the Panthers from 2005-08, starting 27 games and playing in 54 before signing as a free agent with Buffalo in 2009.

Hangartner was cut Saturday by the Bills.

He’ll have a chance to start at right guard along with five-year veteran Max Jean-Gilles, who was signed on Sunday. Jean-Gilles has stated 25 games over the past three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.