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Panthers trade for long snapper


The Panthers traded for a long snapper on Monday, acquiring JJ Jansen from the Green Bay Packers in exchange for an undisclosed, conditional selection in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Jansen first broke into the NFL as a rookie free-agent signee of the Packers last year, but saw his first professional season scuttled by a knee injury suffered in the preseason, forcing him to injured reserve for the balance of the year.

The 6-foot-2, 256-pound product of Notre Dame was the Fighting Irish's long snapper for two and a half seasons, taking over the duties midway through the 2005 campaign and holding them for the rest of his time in South Bend.  Away from the field, he was a Dean's List student, majoring in accounting and graduating with a 3.708 grade-point average.

Jansen also logged eight tackles on Notre Dame's punt coverage team during his college career.

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