Sebastian Janikowski
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6 days ago

Janikowski nailed a 56-yard field goal on his only attempt and made both his extra-point tries in Monday night's 24-17 loss to the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Janikowski proved he still has plenty of leg at 40 years old, matching his season-long make from both of the prior two campaigns already in Week 2. With 56 career conversions from 50-plus yards, Janikowski gives the Seahawks a kicking weapon to support an offense that may struggle to consistently produce touchdowns.

Sebastian Janikowski
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2 weeks ago

Janikowski converted one of two field goal tries and all three extra points during Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Janikowski made a 35-yard field goal but missed a 46-yarder wide left. Much of Janikowski's value lies on the Seahawks offense, which will have another tough Week 2 test against the Bears.

Sebastian Janikowski
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1 month ago

Janikowski completed both field goal attempts, including a 55-yard try, during Friday's 21-20 preseason loss to the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Janikowski is already locked into the starting kicker job after the Seahawks released Jason Myers. Knocking home lengthy field goals is icing on the cake and should give the team additional confidence in the 40-year-old when regular season commences.

Sebastian Janikowski
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1 month ago

Janikowski will open the season as Seattle's kicker, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Seahawks released Jason Myers on Monday, officially bringing their kicking battle to an end. Janikowski may be worth a look in leagues with 14 or more teams, but there are better options available in the majority of formats, considering Seattle no longer has a dominant defense to set up a plethora of kicking opportunities. The 2017 Seahawks ranked 22nd in field-goal attempts (29) and 14th in extra-point attempts (38), though the first number admittedly would've been a bit higher if Blair Walsh had inspired any confidence.

Sebastian Janikowski
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3 months ago

Janikowski (hip) made a 53-yard field goal during Tuesday's mandatory minicamp, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 40-year-old kicker was kept out of OTAs, but his hip appeared to be healthy as he made long field goals during live drills. Janikowski is assumed to be the Week 1 starter, despite the Seahawks bringing in three-year Jacksonville kicker Jason Myers. However, Janikowski missed the entire 2017 season with back issues, so staying off the injury list is a top priority. During his last full season in 2016, Janikowski missed just one of 26 field goal attempts under 50 yards.

Sebastian Janikowski
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4 months ago

Janikowski did not participate in Thursday's OTA due to a hip injury, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Janikowski signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks in late April, positioning him to serve as the placekicker. However, he will have to edge Jason Myers to secure a roster spot in a battle that will likely take place throughout training camp. Janikowski's successful career likely boosts him to the lead entering camp.

Sebastian Janikowski
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5 months ago

Janikowski's one-year contract with the Seahawks includes a $600,000 signing bonus and a $100,000 bonus if he's on the 53-man roster if he's on the roster Week 1, ESPN.com's Brady Henderson reports.

EDGE Analysis

Worth up to $2.015 million, the contract leaves little question that the Seahawks expect Janikowski to beat out Jason Myers in a kicking battle. The job won't necessarily equate to fantasy relevance, as the Seahawks are in the process of transitioning to a younger roster, with Janikowski actually ranking as one of their more significant offseason additions. he said he's made a full recovery from the back injury that held him out for all of 2017.

Sebastian Janikowski
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5 months ago

The Seahawks signed Janikowski to a one-year contract Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Raiders' all-time leading scorer by a wide margin, Janikowski's tenure with the team came to an abrupt halt last season, when a contract dispute was followed by a back injury that kept him on IR all year. He was fairly efficient in the three previous seasons, connecting on at least 80 percent of his field-goal attempts on each occasion. Moreover, he nailed 75 of 78 extra-point tries from the longer distance introduced in 2015. Upon his arrival in Seattle, Janikowski will compete with Jason Myers for the place-kicking job.

Sebastian Janikowski
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6 months ago

Janikowski has a visit scheduled with the Seahawks on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

In the days leading up to the 2017 season, Janikowski engaged in a contract dispute with the Raiders. While a resolution was reached during Week 1 prep, he suddenly landed on IR one day before the opener due to a disc injury in his back. He remained there the rest of the year as Giorgio Tavecchio handled place-kicking duties and was eventually jettisoned this offseason after 18 campaigns with the organization. The meeting with the Seahawks will mark Janikowski's second since that point - he also met with the Chargers "a few weeks ago," per Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com. If Janikowski lands a deal with the Seahawks, he'll compete for the kicking job with Jason Myers, who signed a reserve/future contract with the club in January.

Sebastian Janikowski
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7 months ago

Janikowski's agent said Wednesday that his client is over the back injury that sidelined him in 2017 and intends to play during the upcoming season, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Janikowski's 18-year tenure with the Raiders will officially come to an end March 14, when the soon-to-be 40-year-old hits unrestricted free agent after the organization informed him Wednesday that he wouldn't be retained next season. The 2000 first-round selection had been at risk of losing his roster spot ahead of the 2017 campaign in favor of Giorgio Tavecchio, but Janikowski's back injury allowed the Raiders to stash him on injured reserve and delay parting ways with the franchise scoring leader. With extended time off to recuperate, it sounds like Janikowski is back to full health, but the kicker could face a cool reception in free agency. In addition to his advanced age, Janikowski was below average in terms of accuracy in 2015 and 2016, converting 50 of 61 field-goal tries (82 percent) and missing three extra-point attempts during that span.