The Carolina Panthers announced that they’ve signed LS J.J. Jansen to a five-year extension on Wednesday.
- Ian Rapoport reports that Jansen’s five-year deal with the Panthers is worth $5.5 million.
“I feel honored that Coach (Ron) Rivera, Mr. (Dave) Gettleman and Mr. (Jerry) Richardson trust me in the role that I play on this team,” Jansen said. “I want to be here. It’s a great organization. We’ve made Charlotte our home for the past seven years and going forward long after football is done, this will be home for us.”
“(Former general manager) 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.”
Jansen, 30, originally signed on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame back in 2008. He was later traded to the Packers for a conditional seventh round pick.
Jansen played out his recent four-year deal and was in position to test the open market in the coming weeks.
In 2015, Jansen appeared in all 16 games for the Panthers and recorded a single tackle.