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The NFL's biggest trade -- today

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
It doesn't get much bigger than this: On Monday, Green Bay traded the guy who almost was its long snapper in 2008.

J.J. Jansen, who spent the season on injured reserve after suffering a late-summer knee injury, was shipped to Carolina for a conditional draft pick. The pick almost certainly won't arrive in time for the 2009 draft, considering nothing "conditional" can happen between now and then. In all likelihood, the Packers will get a seventh-round pick in 2010 if Jansen makes the Panthers' 2009 roster. (Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette speculates similarly.)

Put it this way: Anything more than a seventh-round pick would be a steal. Long-snappers are important, but traditionally you shouldn't have to invest much in the way of draft picks to find one.

At this point, the Packers figure to stay with the long-snapper they signed to replace Jansen last summer, Brett Goode.