Panthers re-sign LS Jansen, LB Phillips

The Panthers have re-signed long snapper J.J. Jansen to a

four-year contract extension and linebacker Jason Phillips to a

one-year extension.

The team announced the deals Wednesday. Financial terms of the

deals were not released.

Both players were set to become restricted free agents on March


Jansen has had only one bad snap in three seasons with Carolina.

He’s handled snapping duties on more than 400 punts, field goals

and extra points since being acquired in 2009 in a trade with the


Jansen’s agent Paul Sheehy says, ”J.J. wanted to get this done

before free agency and he’s certainly excited about returning to

the Panthers.”

Phillips played in four games last season for Carolina and

notched three tackles before being placed on injured reserve with a

calf injury.