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August 07, 2009

Long-snapper decision made?

It looks like we know who the Panthers' long snapper will be this season -- J.J. Jansen.

The team just cut rookie free agent Nick Sundberg, who had been brought in to compete with Jansen for the job vacated by Jason Kyle, who signed with the Saints in the offseason.

So, unless they sign a veteran long-snapper to come in and give Jansen some competition, it looks like it's Jansen's job. He was undrafted out of Notre Dame in 2008, then signed with the Packers. He missed all of last season with a knee injury and hasn't played in an NFL game.

The Panthers also signed LB Kelvin Smith, a third-year player from Syracuse who was recently waived by the New York Giants. -- David Scott

Posted by Observer Sports on August 7, 2009 at 05:02 PM | Permalink

Comments

OK, decision made. That's one less thing to worry about.

Posted by: TP | Aug 7, 2009 9:01:38 PM

Long snappers are taken for granted. You only notice them when they make mistakes. Hopefully, Jansen will not make any mistakes this season. Otherwise we are going to severely regret giving up Jason Kyle and all our depth just to keep one player = Peppers.

Peppers will need to double his impressive sack total from last year to make him worth the money we are paying him.

Posted by: Peppers Casualty | Aug 8, 2009 11:26:13 AM

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