Jon Jansen
American football player
Jon Jansen
Jonathan Ward Jansen is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He previously played for the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Michigan.
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Falcons try to yank drones out of the sky
CNN - 9 months
Falconry is an centuries-old tradition in the Gulf — but one man is adapting the sport with modern technology. Jon Jensen reports. Sponsored: Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Read This Do NOT pay your next car insurance bill until you try this.
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Camel racing with robot jockeys
CNN - almost 2 years
Camel racing in the Gulf is a centuries-old tradition, but modern technology is changing the sport. CNN's Jon Jensen reports.
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Reaping the benefit of death stocks
Financial Post - over 3 years
How We Die Now: “Death renders all equal,” wrote Claudian. How each one of us relates to death, however, is individual, and always changing — as we mature; as we contemplate life, and death, around us; and as society changes. In this special series in the National Post, we present stories and columns looking at the different ways we see, and prepare for, the Great Equalizer. To read the complete series, click here. The lucrative death business doesn’t always get the respect it deserves from investors, but higher mortality rates and growing consolidation in the funeral home industry could breathe more life into the somewhat morbid play. “Overall, it’s not super sexy attractive growth, but it’s growth nonetheless,” said Joe Janssen, an analyst at Barrington Research Associates in Chicago. “The average life expectancy has increased, but there’s a finite time where people do pass. The Grim Reaper, unfortunately, still comes.” The North American death-care industry is generally di ...
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Your Week 6 College Football Announcing Schedule
Awful Announcing - over 4 years
The first Saturday in October brings plenty of juicy matchups all over college football.  Primetime will be particularly stacked with big games.  Will Fox be able to win the night once again behind unbeaten Texas aganst Geno Smith and West Virginia?  As if that wasn't enough, there's also Notre Dame-Miami, Ohio State-Nebraska, and Georgia-South Carolina.  All the games, dates, times, and announcers are below for you to plan your weekend accordingly. FBS: Thursday, October 4 7:30 PM- Arkansas State at Florida International (ESPNU) Joe Davis, Jay Walker 8 PM- East Carolina at Central Florida (CBS Sports) Dave Ryan, Doug Chapman, Evan Washburn 9 PM- USC at Utah (ESPN) Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Steele Friday, October 5 7 PM- Pittsburgh at Syracuse (ESPN) Dave Lamont, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra 10:15 PM- Utah State at BYU (ESPN) Carter Blackburn, Rod Gilmore, Shelley Smith (BYUtv Delay) Dave McCann, Blaine Fowler, ...
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Your Week 1 College Football Announcing Schedule
Awful Announcing - over 4 years
College football is now officially back because your opening week college football announcing schedule has arrived!  And the best part about the 2012 season... no Craig James!  Let's pause for a brief happy dance! All righty then.  Craig James is out of the booth this season and so is AA flagbearer Pam Ward.  Don't worry though, the Pammies will always be a part of Awful Announcing (at least until we're overthrown in a bloodless coup... well, hopefully it'll be bloodless). If you're new around these parts, here's how things work.  Every Wednesday or Thursday we'll post the college football announcing schedule for the weekend's games.  Before the Thursday night games (and again Saturday morning) our Pam Ward Chronicles thread will go live.  That's where you'll leave the best, funniest, most inappropriate, and highly dubious announcer quotes in the comments.  You can also tweet us announcer quotes by using the hashtag #PWAA.  On Monday, we'll collect the top ...
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The Best and Worst NFL Draft of All Time
G Men HQ - almost 5 years
I was asked a question recently about what would constitute a successful draft for the New York Giants this year, so I started to think about past drafts and what made them successful or not.  Here the Best and Worst from my list….as it applies to entire draft classes for a team.  There are certainly individual picks that boggle the mind further, but those are for another day. The Worst: Too easy here, The New Orleans Saints in 1999 traded away every pick they had in this draft and a 1st and 3rd rounder the following year to acquire Ricky Williams at #5 overall.  This is not an indictment of Williams, but to trade away that amount of picks for one player that never won you a championship must be considered a bust.  Maybe the only saving grace for the Saints was that Washington, although getting such players as Champ Bailey, Jon Jansen, and LaVar Arrington, and winning the division title in 1999, didn’t return to the playoffs until 2005.  This is quite clearly the worst overall draft ...
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Unsure Of His Role, Dockery To Compete - DallasCowboys.com
Google News - over 5 years
"When I came in, I was playing with Chris Samuels, Jon Jansen, Randy Thomas. Those guys were four, five, six years in the league," Dockery said of his days with Washington. "I got to grow up with these guys. I was always the young guy
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Increase in talent makes roster cuts more difficult - Sacramento Bee
Google News - over 5 years
Last year, things got a little trickier, and general manager Martin Mayhew parted ways with recognizable veterans Jon Jansen and Dre' Bly on cut day. Now, the Lions are faced with a handful of tough decisions again, the well-worth-it price of putting
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Keith Jackson, Dhani Jones to Host Shows on BTN This Fall - Big Ten Network
Google News - over 5 years
Rick Pizzo will be joined each week by Wisconsin's Brandon Williams and Michigan's Jon Jansen, two former Big Ten standouts who played in the NFL, as well as Russ Lande, The Sporting News' NFL draft expert and former member of the Indianapolis Colts
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Healing tests patience of Lions' OL Gosder Cherilus - Detroit Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
He won a training-camp battle with Jon Jansen for the starting right-tackle job and didn't allow a sack in the 12 games he played. "Gos has always, physically, been a good player. Just learning the scheme and being comfortable with everything the
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Practice report: Redskins analysis, Aug. 3 - Washington Examiner (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
But you also learn a lot; I remember when Jon Jansen started having problems in the one-on-ones and it started translating to games. 18. For the first time in camp, the Redskins were able to simulate a little scrimmage, using time down and distance
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Redskins seek stability on offensive line - Washington Post
Google News - over 5 years
That was, though, just the first bit of change for a franchise that, as recently as 2008, boasted a pair of tackles each with a decade of tenure with the team, Chris Samuels and Jon Jansen. The shift in Shanahan's tenure has been dramatic
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2011 will give Stafford a platform to prove what he can do - NFL News
Google News - over 5 years
I remember talking to veteran offensive lineman Jon Jansen about Stafford just weeks into the passer's first training camp, and there was already no doubt in Jansen's mind the kid would start right away. "He has everything you look for in a quarterback
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Ditka, Sayers, LeBeau, Jansen, more expected for Gridiron Greats dinner in Novi - Detroit Free Press
Google News - over 5 years
Fourteen players will be honored at the gala, including former Lions Dick LeBeau, Herman Moore, Gail Cogdill and Pat Studstill, and Michigan alumni Desmond Howard, Jon Jansen and Anthony Carter. Lions quarterback Shaun Hill will receive the inaugural
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Clawson's Jon Jansen to be among honorees at Gridiron Greats Hall of Fame - Royal Oak Daily Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Among those being honored for their careers and for giving back to the community will be Gale Sayers, Dick LeBeau, Mike Ditka, Desmond Howard, Anthony Carter, Herman Moore and former Clawson High School and Michigan standout Jon Jansen, who played for
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Gridiron Greats raise money for former NFL players - The Detroit News
Google News - over 5 years
This year, the organization will be honoring former players Gale Sayers, Dick LeBeau, Desmond Howard, Anthony Carter, Dexter Bussey, Pat Studstill, Gail Cogdill, Tommy Watkins, Dorne Dibble, Sam Williams, George Guerre, Jon Jansen and Herman Moore
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Catching up with Shar Pourdanesh - Washington Post (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Which is probably why many of you no doubt remember Pourdanesh, the NFL's first Iranian-born player, who started 36 games at left and right tackle in the late '90s, replacing Jim Lachey at left tackle before getting supplanted by Jon Jansen at right
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There Will Be Blood: The Broncos Face a New Future in Drug Testing - Mile High Report (blog)
Google News - almost 6 years
Two former Washington Redskins players, offensive tackle Jon Jansen and defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield told HBO in September 2006 that "maybe 15-20%" of NFL players used PED's and use was "on the rise" because of use of hGH that was going
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jon Jansen
    THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 34
    He was re-signed to a one year, $860,000 deal, the NFL minimum, on March 6, 2010. On September 4, 2010, however, Jansen was released by the Lions as they cut their roster to the NFL-mandated 53 player limit.
    More Details Hide Details In September 2006, Jansen appeared on the HBO show Costas Now where in an interview with Bob Costas he stated that in his estimation between 15-20% of the league used illegal performance enhancing drugs. Jansen stated that the use of illegal substances was on the rise because the use of human growth hormone injections which are not tested for by the NFL. He later recanted this estimation, saying that he felt 15-to-20 percent was a low amount and not realizing the significant numbers of players that a 15-to-20 percent figure would represent.
  • 2009
    Age 33
    Jansen is married and has two daughters, Lucy and Ruby. He participated at the NFL Network coverage of the playoff game between Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings on January 4, 2009, he interviewed Eagles runningback Brian Westbrook.
    More Details Hide Details Jansen now does post game shows for the Detroit Lions on 97.1 The Ticket WXYT-FM on Lions Game day. The Big Ten Network has hired Jon for a variety of roles.
    On October 11, 2009, Jansen made his first start for the Lions in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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    On May 29, 2009, the Washington Redskins cut Jansen.
    More Details Hide Details Jansen was released after a meeting with Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, and head coach Jim Zorn among others. On May 29, 2009. the Lions agreed to a one-year deal with Jansen. The deal was finalized on June 1, 2009. In Detroit, Jansen served as a backup to Gosder Cherilus.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2004
    Age 28
    Jansen suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon injury in the Redskins' preseason opener on Aug. 9, 2004 against the Denver Broncos.
    More Details Hide Details He was placed on the team's injured reserve list shortly after having surgery to repair the injury. Jansen returned from the Achilles injury in 2004 to start all 16 games and two playoff games in 2005. He joined with right guard Randy Thomas to develop a dominant right side of the offensive line. He also helped running back Clinton Portis rush for a single-season team record 1,516 yards. In Week 1 vs. Chicago, he helped the Redskins' offense rush for 164 yards, led by Clinton Portis's 121 rushing yards on 21 carries. In Week 7 vs. San Francisco, he helped the Redskins' offense rush for 204 yards, led by Clinton Portis's 101 rushing yards and Ladell Betts' 92 yards. In Week 13 at St. Louis, he was part of an offensive line that compiled a season-high 257 rushing yards. Clinton Portis had 136 rushing yards and two TDs, while Rock Cartwright had 118 rushing yards on nine carries.
  • 2003
    Age 27
    Jansen started all 16 games in 2003 at right tackle for the fourth straight season, living up to his nickname: "The Rock".
    More Details Hide Details He had started 82 straight contests (including 2 playoff games) as a pro after starting 50 straight games in his college career at Michigan. Jansen continued to be a solid performer at right tackle, teaming with new right guard Randy Thomas to open up holes and protect Redskin quarterbacks. In Week 1 vs. New York Jets, he helped open holes for the Redskins to rush for 160 yards. In Week 2 at Atlanta, he helped the Redskins total 435 yards and 125 rushing yards. In Week 3 vs. New York Giants, he helped the Redskins total 456 yards and 124 rushing yards. He continued his rivalry with Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Strahan by limiting him to two tackles and no sacks. In a Week 10 game against Seattle, he helped the Redskins offense compile 379 total yards and 137 rushing yards. In Week 13 game against the New Orleans Saints, he helped the Redskins to 392 total yards and 161 rushing yards, opening holes for Trung Canidate who logged 115 rushing yards.
  • 2002
    Age 26
    Jansen was voted by his teammates as the 'Unsung Hero' of the Redskins for 2002.
    More Details Hide Details He regarded as one of the best tackles in the NFL and part of the best bookend tandem of tackles when paired with Pro Bowler Chris Samuels. A relentless worker, Jansen helped the Redskins offense rush for 1,889 yards.
  • 1998
    Age 22
    Jon was a valuable addition to a Redskins offensive line that allowed 31 sacks compared with a franchise record 61 in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details He started all 16 regular-season games and both playoff games. He made a huge impact in mini-camp, training camp and the preseason, impressing coaches with his ability to grasp the Redskins system. He was part of an offensive line that earned game balls for allowing no sacks in a 50-21 win over the Giants in Week 2. On an offensive line decimated with injuries, Jansen did not miss a snap in 2000. He was one of four players on offense to start each game and has now started every game in his career (34), including two playoff contests. His blocking helped Stephen Davis rush for 1,318 yards. Jansen started all 16 games for the third straight season in 2001. He has started every game in his career (50, including two playoff games). He earned the game ball, along with the rest of the offensive line, for making way for the offense to rush for a season-high 226 yards in Redskins 27-14 win over Seattle (11/4). He and the unit earned another game ball for their outstanding play in Week 16 after the Redskins beat the Saints 40-10. Jansen's blocking helped running back Stephen Davis eclipse the team record with 1,432 yards rushing, third in the NFL and first in the NFC.
    As a senior in 1998, he was named a First-Team All-American by the Burger King American Football Coaches Association.
    More Details Hide Details He paced Michigan's down lineman with 106 knockdowns on an offense that gained 4,955 yards. He helped Michigan to a 45-31 victory over Arkansas in the Citrus Bowl. He was Michigan's co-captain as a senior and junior and fortified an offense that posted 4,652 yards en route to the National Championship. As a redshirt freshman, he helped propel an offense that amassed 5,140 yards. Jansen was drafted by Washington in the second-round of 1999 NFL Draft (37th overall).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1976
    Age 0
    Born on January 28, 1976.
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