Sport Sebastian Janikowski's 18-year tenure with Raiders over

01:20  15 february  2018
01:20  15 february  2018 Source:   Sporting News

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After missing all of last season with a back injury, Sebastian Janikowski's time with the Raiders is officially over.

The Raiders informed the veteran kicker they do not plan on retaining him for the 2018 season, ESPN first reported.

Sebastian Janikowski wearing a hat © (Getty Images) Sebastian Janikowski

With Janikowski shelved last season, the Raiders went with rookie Giorgio Tavecchio, who made 16 of his 21 field-goal attempts and 33 of 34 extra-point tries.

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Janikowski , the Raiders ’ longest- tenured player and all-time leading scorer, has spent the whole season on IR with a back injury. He said he wanted to play into his 40 s which means that after 18 years in Oakland, this could be it for Seabass aka the Polish Cannon.

Janikowski, 39, was a first-round pick of the Raiders in the 2000 NFL Draft. While many questioned using the 17th overall pick on a kicker, Janikowski became one of the NFL's most reliable kickers. A Pro Bowler in 2011, Janikowski was the last remaining Raiders player on the roster from Oakland's 2002 Super Bowl team. Janikowski is the Raiders' all-time leading scorer and owns several NFL records.

The former Florida State kicker and Polish native kicked a 57-yard game-winner in 2008 to beat the Jets in overtime for the longest overtime kick in history. His 55 career field goals from beyond 50 yards are also an NFL record.

Janikowski's 1,799 career points and 414 field goals for the Raiders rank 10th in NFL history.

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