Raiders parting ways with Janikowski after 18-year run

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"Raiders informed kicker Sebastian Janikowski today that they do not plan to bring him back for the 2018 season, per source". He played in a franchise-record 268 games in 18 seasons. The longtime kicker was ultimately replaced by Giorgio Tavecchio who played well in the absence of the 39-year-old.

The move rules out a possible reunion between Janikowski, who missed all of last season with an injured back, and head coach Jon Gruden.

The former Florida State standout was selected by Oakland with the No. 17 overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft.

Only two other members of that 2000 draft class are active in the NFL.

One of the longest tenures for an National Football League player on a single team has finally come to an end. Tavecchio converted 16 of 21 field goal attempts with a long of 53 yards and had 48 touchbacks while kicking off.

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

Janikowski was a Pro Bowler and a second-team All-Pro in 2011.

Janikowski took a $1 million pay cut at the end of training camp in August and made $3 million in 2017.



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