The Oakland Raiders knowledgeable Sebastian Janikowski on Wednesday that they don’t plan to carry him again for the 2018 season, a supply informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter, that means the longtime kicker will change into an unrestricted free agent.
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Janikowski was a first-round draft decide (17th general) of the workforce in 2000 out of Florida State. Raiders proprietor Al Davis made the choice to pick out him, with then-coach Jon Gruden favoring both receiver Sylvester Morris or operating again Shaun Alexander.
Now, Gruden is again main Oakland, and Janikowski is out, however not earlier than a ton of success with the workforce.
The Raiders’ all-time main scorer, Janikowski has 1,799 factors for the Raiders, which ranks 10th in NFL historical past, as do his 414 profession subject targets. He performed in a franchise-record 268 video games and 18 seasons for the workforce.
Janikowski took a $1 million paycut on the finish of coaching camp in August to get the ultimate 12 months of his contract to $three million for 2017. He went on injured reserve the day earlier than the season opener with a again subject.
Giorgio Tavecchio dealt with the kicking duties in his place, changing 16-of-21 subject objective makes an attempt with an extended of 53.
Data from ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez as used on this report.