Panthers trade for long-snapper

April, 13, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

The Carolina Panthers might have found their new long-snapper. They've traded an undisclosed draft pick to Green Bay pick for J.J. Jansen.

That could mean the end of Jason Kyle, who had been the team's long-snapper since 2001. Kyle has been one of the league's steadiest snappers, but he's 36 and the cap-strapped Panthers would have trouble paying him even the veteran minimum.

Jansen, who also plays tight end, played collegiate at Notre Dame. The exact nature of the draft pick the Panthers are giving up isn't known, but it's likely to be a conditional late-round choice for 2010. Conditional choices for 2009 already have been determined.

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ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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