Sebastian Janikowski’s Time with the Raiders May Be Over

Sebastian Janikowski’s season officially ended Tuesday, and time will tell if it’s the end of an era as well, Jerry McDonald of Bayareanewsgroup reports.

When the Raiders started the clock on cornerback Antonio Hamilton off injured reserve, it meant remaining players on I.R. — Janikowski and guard Denver Kirkland — would remain there for the rest of the season.

The Raiders have two weeks to activate Hamilton, but can’t bring another player off injured reserve, having already brought back Obi Melifonwu. Each team can bring two players off injured reserve during a season.

Janikowski, 39, is in the final year of a renegotiated contract that pays him $3 million this season. He agreed to a salary reduction from just over $4 million just before he went on injured reserve with a back injury.

A first-round draft pick (No. 17 overall) by Al Davis in 2000, Janikowski is the Raiders all-time leader in games played with 268, in points scored with 1,799 and has an NFL record 55 field goals of 55 yards or more.

Whether the Raiders would want Janikowski back in 2018 or if Janikowski would want to return remains to be seen.


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