The Panthers announced that they have signed long snapper J.J. Jansen to a five-year deal. The pact is worth $5.5MM, according to a source who spoke with Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer (on Twitter).
Jansen has been an absolute rock for the Panthers and has not had a bad snap since September 2010. Originally was acquired by Carolina in a trade with Green Bay in 2008, Jansen told the team website that he is humbled and honored to receive a new multi-year deal.
“[Former GM] Marty Hurney traded for me. I hadn’t even played in a regular season game, but he saw something in me that he was willing to trade for,” Jansen said. “I’ve just always felt like it’s my job to take care of this position and make it easy on the punter and kicker.”
In seven seasons with the Panthers, Jansen has handled more than 1,000 snaps on punts, field goals and extra points. Since the lone slip-up in 2010, Jansen has executed more than 600 snaps without fail.
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