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Panthers sign long snapper J.J. Jansen to five-year deal

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 02:   J.J. Jansen #44 congratulates teammate Graham Gano #9 of the Carolina Panthers after Gano made the game winning field goal to defeat the Indianapolis Colts 29-16 in overtime at Bank of America Stadium on November 2, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Getty Images

J.J. Jansen has been the long snapper for the Panthers for the last seven seasons and the team has no designs on making a change at the position any time soon.

The team announced Wednesday that they have signed Jansen to a five-year contract. Jansen, who was originally acquired in a trade with the Packers in 2009, was set to become an unrestricted free agent next month.

“He’s consistent, and that’s the first thing you look for,” special teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven said in a statement from the team. “He’s earned this. He affects the entire special teams. He’s got some size, he’s very smart and he’s got a lot of leadership ability. I can’t say enough great things about him.”

Jansen has played in 112 straight regular season games for Carolina and went to the Pro Bowl after the 2013 season.

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9 Responses to “Panthers sign long snapper J.J. Jansen to five-year deal”
  1. realtruthteller100 says: Feb 17, 2016 3:08 PM

    kudos to greenbay for givin $$$ to a guy who actualy earned it for once. jj like most long snappers seems like a pretty gritty guy, a real pros pro. hes a guy who brings his lunch pale to work, not a lunch platter like the overpayed eddy lacey.

  2. kleppnasty says: Feb 17, 2016 3:24 PM

    Green Bay is paying Carolina player’s salaries?

    Also, love the pic…

  3. nhpats says: Feb 17, 2016 4:09 PM

    I wonder if this guy will dive on Cam’s fumbles for him…..

  4. jerruhjones says: Feb 17, 2016 4:18 PM

    Super Bowl!! Too soon?

  5. jgedgar70 says: Feb 17, 2016 5:11 PM

    He’s the definition of consistency – has made 1 bad snap in 8 years in the league. Glad we’re keeping him around.

  6. goodguyattorney says: Feb 17, 2016 5:31 PM

    The guy has the best job in pro sports.

  7. genericcommenter says: Feb 17, 2016 6:34 PM

    He looks more like a kicker in that pic.

  8. rcali says: Feb 17, 2016 10:33 PM

    Hope he gets that fart out.

  9. This is why your team sucks says: Feb 18, 2016 9:59 AM

    Key signing

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