Oakland Raiders to Release Longtime Kicker Sebastian Janikowski

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According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Raiders will be parting ways with Janikowski as the sweeping changes continue in Oakland.

The move is not surprising considering Janikowski sat out the entire 2017 season with a back injury. He turns 40 on March 2.

After nearly two decades with the Oakland Raiders, veteran kicker Sebastian Janikowski will be looking for work in the NFL.

Many 20-something NFL-watchers literally can not remember a league that did not feature Janikowski kicking for Oakland.

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Get daily prep sports headlines from the Gwinnett Daily Post staff delivered to your email. Janikowski has been with the Raiders since 2000. 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 left-footed Janikowski has 1,799 points, including 414 field goals, both ranking 10th in National Football League history.

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

With Janikowski gone, Oakland will likely turn over kicking responsibilities to Giorgio Tavecchio, who made 16 of 21 field goals a year ago after Janikowski was placed on injured reserve shortly before the season.

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