Panthers sign long snapper J.J. Jansen to five-year, $5.5 million deal

The Carolina Panthers have kept long snapper J.J. Jansen off the free agent market. They locked him up with a five-year, $5.5 million contract today. "He's consistent, and that's the first thing you look for," Panthers special-teams coordinator Bruce DeHaven said. "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 good things about him." Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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