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Redskins Extend Contract of Jon Jansen

The Washington Redskins announced Feb. 6 that they have extended the contract of offensive tackle Jon Jansen through the 2011 season.

"We are working hard in a lot of areas to help our football team right now and certainly keeping our team together is a part of that," said head coach Joe Gibbs. "Jon's been a big part of the success we've had on our offensive line and we're pleased to have this deal done."

Jansen has played all seven of his NFL seasons with the Redskins after being drafted in the second round out of Michigan by the Redskins in the 1999. No player has been with the organization longer than Jansen.

This past season Jansen played and started in 15 games and helped lead an offensive line that paved the way for the NFL's fourth-ranked rushing attack.

In addition, the Redskins only allowed 19 sacks on the season, which ranked as the third fewest in the NFL in 2006.

Despite a nagging calf injury in the later part of the season, he managed to play all but one game (Week 15 in New Orleans) and helped key a rushing game that saw Ladell Betts rush for a total of 770 yards over the final six games of the season, the most by a Redskin running back over a six game span ever.

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