What Sebastian Janikowski's Raiders Exit Means For Tom Brady's Legacy

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Sebastian Janikowski

Drafted in 2000, Janikowski has been with the Raiders ever since. One is punter Shane Lechler, who also was drafted by Oakland and played the past five seasons with the Texans.

Janikowski will be 40 years old by the beginning of training camp but has shown plenty of leg in recent years.

The tremendous 18-year career of Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski might be at an end after the team reportedly told him he won't be brought back in 2018.

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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. Denver's Matt Prater broke that record with a 64-yarder in 2013.

His last appearance came in the team's second preseason game in August.

The move is not surprising considering Janikowski sat out the entire 2017 season with a back injury. Janikowski spent the season on injured reserve. He also is tied with a few other National Football League players for the second longest field goal ever made at 63 yards. Tavecchio hit 16 of the 21 field-goal attempts last season with his longest coming from 53 yards. The Raiders can tender Tavecchio, who is an exclusive-rights free agent, a contract offer when free agency begins March 14.

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