Former Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski plans to continue National Football League career

Jonathan Hernandez
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.

After 18 seasons in Oakland, the silver and black have chose to part ways with kicker Sebastian Janikowski.

Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) kicks the game-winning field goal out of the hold by punter Marquette King (7) during the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Oakland Coliseum. At 39-years-old, who knows how many more strong years are left in Janikowski's leg, whereas Rosas is just 23-years-old and has just begun his National Football League career. One of those changes is parting ways with a player that Gruden drafted by in 2000, Sebastian Janikowski. He turns 40 on March 2. Agent Paul Healy, says in an email that Janikowski is too young to retire.

"His powerful left leg produced an NFL-record 55 field goals of 50-or-more yards".

Janikowski was drafted in the first round, 17th overall of the 2000 NFL Draft and had been the Raiders kicker for 18 years. They will move forward with Giorgio Tavecchio. He was placed on injured reserve the day before the season opener.

There was some thought that new coach Jon Gruden might give Janikowski another chance since he was Oakland's coach when Janikowski was drafted and for his first two seasons. He will now have the opportunity to join whatever team he wants to as an unrestricted free agent.

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