Jets sign Hartsock

East Rutherford - The New York Jets have signed free agent TE Ben Hartsock.

Hartsock will be wearing number 48 for now.

Hartsock (TE/6-4/270/Ohio State/Chillicothe , OH) was signed by Atlanta on March 2, 2008. He started in 11 games totaling three receptions for 26 yards until he was released by the Falcons on Sept. 1, 2009. Prior to that, Hartsock was with Tennessee from 2006-07 where he played in 24 games for the Titans. He originally entered the NFL as a third-round draft pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 2004 (68th pick overall). In his career, Hartsock has 27 receptions for 273 yards (10.1 average) in 56 games played. While at Ohio State, Hartsock was part of the Buckeyes' 2002 National Championship team.

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