Sebastian Janikowski To Continue Playing Career

Sebastian Janikowski To Continue Playing Career

Kicker Sebastian Janikowski was told on Wednesday that the Oakland Raiders will not bring him back for a 19th season, ESPN reported. He will become an unrestricted free agent. Babies who were born the day Janikowski was drafted are now finishing up their senior years of high school, having never lived through a season during which Janikowski was not a Raider.

Iconic owner Al Davis drafted "Seabass" with the 17th overall selection in the 2000 NFL Draft when Jon Gruden was in his third year of his first tenure with the Silver & Black.

After 18 seasons in Oakland, the silver and black have made a decision to part ways with kicker Sebastian Janikowski.

The move is not surprising considering Janikowski sat out the entire 2017 season with a back injury. Tavecchio hit 16 of the 21 field-goal attempts last season with his longest coming from 53 yards. Janikowski spent the season on injured reserve. The Raiders likely wanted to stick with the younger Tavecchio while they had the chance, instead of risking losing him to another team.

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

One of the longest tenures for an National Football League player on a single team has finally come to an end. For his career, he possesses an 80.4 percent accuracy mark for field goals.