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  • July 26, 2018 12:49 AM PDT

    SPARTANBURG, S. Cheap Robert Williams Jersey .C. -- The Panthers released veteran offensive lineman Geoff Hangartner on Thursday, paving the way for Garry Williams to take over as the starting right guard. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said after Thursdays practice the move was made so the team to could focus on developing its young guards -- particularly Williams and rookie Edmund Kugbila. The move was a bit surprising considering Hangartner had been running with the first team at camp, and Kugbila, the player Carolina drafted to eventually replace him, has missed the majority of training camp with a pulled hamstring after sitting out OTAs with a knee injury. But Rivera said the team really likes Williams, who started nine games last year at right guard after a season-ending injury to Pro Bowl centre Ryan Kalil prompted the team to shift Hangartner to centre. Williams ran with the first team on Thursday, while Kugbila remained out of action. "We have Kugbila who is in the wings and Garry Williams who has done a really nice job and has had a nice spring in OTAs," Rivera said. "Were excited about what Garry can bring to the table." Rivera said the Panthers had planned on Williams being their starting guard in 2011 before he broke his ankle in the preseason and was sidelined for the season. "He seems to be back in shape playing the way he did when we thought he could be a starting guard," Rivera said of Williams, who has started 20 games in four seasons. Rivera said the team has no plans to bring in a veteran free agent guard from outside the organization to compete for a starting job. "We have a young group of guards that is pretty exciting," Rivera said. Hangartner started 83 games during his eight-year career with the Panthers and Buffalo Bills. Backup quarterback Derek Anderson called Hangartner one of the most popular players in the locker room, saying, "Its tough, but somebody is going to have to step up." Hangartner was due to make $1.575 million this year. Left tackle Jordan Gross, who has played six seasons with Hangartner, said he was surprised and saddened by the move. "He got a text to go see coach Rivera first thing in the morning, and thats never good news," Gross said. "Honestly, I was wondering if he was going to get traded to Denver, because everyone knows they have a (injury) situation there. But yes, it surprised me." Teammates often referred to Hangartner by his nickname, "Piggy." Gross said the move is a solemn reminder that the NFL is a business. "You hope that management knows what theyre doing and that it is for the better and it will make us a better team," Gross said. "Thats really what we have to focus on." NOTES: Gross, the teams 33-year old, two-time Pro Bowl tackle, said Thursday he doesnt want to play for any other team except the Panthers, but said he isnt thinking about retirement. His contract was restructured this off-season in a manner that the Panthers will almost certainly have to release him after this season. But Gross reiterated he wouldnt rule out coming back to play next season for Carolina under a different contract "if they want me back." Cheap Larry Bird Jersey .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. Cheap NBA Jerseys . Galatasaray said in a statement on its website Monday that Mancini signed a three-year contract and will be paid 3.5 million euros for the upcoming season, with his salary upped to 4. ;. President of baseball operations Larry Beinfest was fired Friday after 12 years with the Marlins. The move came as the team neared the end of its third consecutive last-place season in the NL East. MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Dedrick Lawson had 20 points and 10 rebounds as Memphis drubbed McNeese State 104-65 on Tuesday night.Craig Randall nailed 5 of 8 from long range to total 18 points and K.J. Lawson was 6 of 9 from the floor for 13 points, with 10 rebounds and seven assists for Memphis (4-0). Markel Crawford and Keon Clergeot scored 11 points apiece.The Tigers shared the wealth as 12 players scored and they dished out 35 assists, the second highest in school history.Memphis took control underneath by winniing the rebound battle 47-31, and scoring 62 points in the paint while holding McNeese State to just 26. Wholesale Celtics Jerseys. The Tigers also picked up 20 points off turnovers and had 34 fast-break points.The Tigers led throughout and sprinted to a 43-24 halftime advantage. They dominated in the second half too, taking that one 61-41.Jarren Greenwood led the Cowboys (1-3) with 15 points. Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Jerseys NFL Cheap China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale NFL Gear Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Authentic JerseysWholesale NFL Gear ' ' '