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Sebastian Janikowski Won’t Return to Raiders After 18 Seasons, Hits Free Agency

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 12:  Kicker Sebastian Janikowski #11 of the Oakland Raiders during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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After lacking all of final season with an injured again, kicker Sebastian Janikowski’s time with the Oakland Raiders has come to an finish after 18 seasons. 

In line with ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Raiders instructed Janikowski he would possibly not go back to the staff subsequent season. 

Janikowski has spent his complete occupation with the Oakland Raiders thus far. The 39-year-old will transform a unfastened agent this offseason. Giorgio Tavecchio went 16-of-21 on field-goal makes an attempt for the Raiders in 2017. 

Throughout his time with the Raiders, Janikowski was once some of the highest kickers within the NFL. He trailed best Adam Vinatieri of the Indianapolis Colts and Phil Dawson of the Arizona Cardinals amongst lively avid gamers in occupation issues with 1,799. 

The Raiders famously made Janikowski a first-round select of Florida State in 2000.  He stays the third-highest drafted kicker in NFL historical past at No. 17 total, at the back of Charlie Gogolak (No. 6 in 1966) and Steve Little (No. 15 in 1978). 

Janikowski is understood for his robust leg that made him the one kicker with a couple of made subject objectives of no less than 60 yards. He additionally holds the NFL report for many 50-yard subject objectives made, breaking the former report of 52 held via Jason Hanson all the way through a 2016 recreation towards the Tennessee Titans. 

Given his in depth resume, Janikowski will have to generate hobby from groups looking for an improve at kicker. He must turn out his again harm is healed smartly sufficient for him to nonetheless faucet into that energy in his leg, however the doable upside stays prime in accordance with what he is achieved during his occupation.    

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