Raiders Moving on From Sebastian Janikowski After 18 Years


Oakland selected Janikowski out of Florida State with the 17th overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. At 39-years-old, who knows how many more strong years are left in Janikowski's leg, whereas Rosas is just 23-years-old and has just begun his National Football League career.

Sebastian Janikowski can hit the open market next month, bringing his 18-year run with the Oakland Raiders to a close.

Tom Brady warms up during the New England Patriots' practice on Feb. 2, 2018 at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.The New England Patriots will play the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII on February 4.

Janikowski agreed to a pay cut in 2017 and then was placed on injured reserve without playing in a regular season game.

Janikowski has been with the team so long that his first two seasons were played under head coach Jon Gruden, who made his return to the team just weeks ago. For his career, he possesses an 80.4 percent accuracy mark for field goals.

His last appearance came in the team's second preseason game in August. The man also known as Seabass built up his reputation over the years by being a threat to kick field goals from 50 yards or more. Tavecchio is an exclusive rights free agent and can be retained with a qualifying offer.