Sebastian Janikowski
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1 month 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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2 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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5 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.

Sebastian Janikowski
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5 months ago

Janikowski (back) was informed by the Raiders on Wednesday that he will be released, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Janikowski has played for the Raiders his entire 18-year career, so this marks an end of an era for the 39-year-old kicker. An ailing back costed him the entire 2017 campaign, which along with the emergence of fellow kicker Giorgio Tavecchio, played a large part in his release. There's certainly a chance Janikowski fields offers elsewhere as long as he's deemed healthy ahead of the upcoming season, so look for him to potentially resurface with a new team this offseason.

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8 months ago

Janikowski (back) won't return this season, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Having used one of their designated-to-return spots to activate rookie safety Obi Melifonwu from injured reserve on Nov. 4, the Raiders tabbed Antonio Hamilton (knee) for the other Tuesday. Janikowski will thus remain on IR for the rest of the 2017 season as he recovers from an injured disc in his back. In his absence, Giorgio Tavecchio will handle kicking duties for the final five games of the campaign.

Sebastian Janikowski
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10 months ago

Janikowski will not require surgery on the injured disc in his back, and he could return in eight weeks, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

EDGE Analysis

Janikowski was surprisingly placed on injured reserve Saturday after initially being listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans. The possibility that he could return is a plus for the Raiders, though with only two opportunities to use the IR-return designation, it's unclear if they would use it on him.

Sebastian Janikowski
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10 months ago

Janikowski (back) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Janikowski was listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, but the move still comes as a bit of a surprise after Janikowski was able to practice throughout the week on a limited basis. Oakland signed Giorgio Tavecchio off their practice squad to fill in for the veteran, and will make his first ever regular season appear against the Titans on Sunday.