Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Sebastian Janikowski agrees to contract with Seahawks

Sebastian Janikowski agrees to contract with Seahawks

Sebastian Janikowski is going to play in 2018 after all.

Seattle signed free agent kicker Jason Myers to a futures contract soon after the season ended.

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Janikowski missed the entire 2017 season with back problems, but was one of the more effective kickers in the league for years before that, particularly from long range.

The Raiders replaced Janikowski with Giorgio Tavecchio, who made 16 of 21 field-goal attempts (76.2 percent) and went 33-of-34 on PATs in 2017. He spent all of 2017 on injured reserve. The Raiders and new coach Jon Gruden decided in February to move on from Janikowski, who wound up making 80.4 percent of his field goal attempts during his distinguished Raiders career. Janikowski is known for his powerful leg, having made 55 field goals from 50 yards or beyond in his career. One of his most memorable kicks in Silver & Black was his then National Football League record-tying 63-yard field goal in Denver in 2011.

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The only kicker now on Seattle's roster is Jason Myers, who was signed to a futures contract in January. That includes missing all three in a 17-14 loss to the Washington Redskins, and the potential game-winner in the final minute of a 26-24 season-ending loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

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