Raiders reportedly parting ways with Sebastian Janikowski

Sheri Evans
February 16, 2018

Kicker Sebastian Janikowski was told on Wednesday that the Oakland Raiders will not bring him back for a 19th season, ESPN reported.

Janikowski missed last season for the first time in his career since being drafted by the Raiders in the first round back in 2000.

Janikowski, who could not be reached for comment, cleaned out his locker three-quarters of the way into the season and by the end of the year had moved from his East Bay home to Florida.

"He plans on getting another job", Healy said in a phone interview. Janikowski is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent next month, when he turns 40.

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Janikowski's 55 field goals of 50-plus yards are the most in NFL history, according to Pro Football Reference.

Iconic owner Al Davis drafted "Seabass" with the 17th overall selection in the 2000 NFL Draft when Jon Gruden was in his third year of his first tenure with the Silver & Black.

The left-footed Jankowski, who was known among Raiders fans by the nickname "Seabass", is the franchise's all-time leader in points (1,799) and games played (268). He was placed on injured reserve the day before the season opener.

Giorgio Tavecchio, 27, represented an upgrade at kickoffs in this stage of Janikowski's career - the power of the Poland native was unmatched in his earlier years. He is an exclusive-rights free agent and can be resigned by the team free agency begins March 14.

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