CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Panthers announced they have signed long snapper J.J. Jansen to a five-year contract extension.
Terms of the deal were not released on Wednesday.
Jansen has only had one bad snap since joining the Panthers in the 2009 season — that coming in the 2010 season opener against the New York Giants. Jansen has a current streak of more than 600 successful snaps.
Special teams co-ordinator Bruce DeHaven told the team’s website on Wednesday that the 30-year-old Jansen "earned" the extension.
"He affects the entire special teams," DeHaven says. "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."