Former New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey has already paid big dividends to his new team, the Carolina Panthers, and more specifically, his teammate, Ben Hartsock.

Hartsock was apparently choking on a piece of meat on Monday, when a teammate rushed to him and performed the Heimlich Maneuver, but that didn't work.

It was then that Shockey decided to take matters into his own hands.

Jeremy Shockey

Brad Biggs, of the National Football Post , reports that Shockey gave Hartsock a good old-fashioned slap on the back to jar the meat from his throat.