Sport Report: Raiders Moving on From Sebastian Janikowski After 18 Years

01:21  15 february  2018
01:21  15 february  2018 Source:   Sports Illustrated

Mark Davis salutes Raiders legendary kicker Sebastian Janikowski

  Mark Davis salutes Raiders legendary kicker Sebastian Janikowski Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis issues a statement on legendary kicker Sebastian Janikowski one day after his release from the team.Janikowski is Oakland's all-time leading scorer with 1,799 points and has played in a franchise record 268 games in his 18-year career. Late Raiders owner Al Davis selected the kicker No. 17 overall in the 2000 NFL draft.

Sebastian Pawel Janikowski (Polish pronunciation: [sɛˈbastjan janiˈkɔfskʲi]; born March 2, 1978) is a Polish-born American football placekicker for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL).

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The Raiders have informed kicker Sebastian Janikowski that they will not be re-signing him, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports

Janikowski, who turns 40 on March 2, has been with the Raiders so long that his first two seasons were played under head coach Jon Gruden. Oakland took him with the 17th pick of the 2000 draft and he spent the next 18 seasons with the team.

Janikowski sat out this season with a back injury and agreed to take a $1 million pay cut. Giorgio Tavecchio, who the Raiders had kept on their radar since 2014, was the starting kicker in his absence and performed well. He hit 16 of 21 field goals with a long of 53 yards and made all but one of his extra points.

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Tavecchio after being cut year after year would finally realize his dream of kicking in a regular season NFL game. Raider Nation would collectively hold their breaths as nobody knew how Tavecchio would handle the pressure. Is it time to move on from Sebastian Janikowski ?

Sebastian Janikowski , the only child of Henryk and Halina Janikowski , was born on March 3, 1978, in Walbrzych Against Miami, he hit the right upright on a kickoff, 70 yards away and about 18 feet above the Prior to that season, the Raiders extended Sebastian ’s contract for four years , making him the

Known for his big leg, Janikowski banged in 55 field goals from 50 yards or longer during his time in Oakland.

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