Raiders reportedly parting ways with Sebastian Janikowski


Raiders reportedly parting ways with Sebastian Janikowski

Kicker Sebastian Janikowski was told on Wednesday that the Oakland Raiders will not bring him back for a 19th season, ESPN reported.

The Oakland Raiders may have parted ways with kicker Sebastian Janikowski, but the veteran is not done playing, according to his agent Paul Healy, via the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Michael Gehlken.

The news came down on Wednesday that the 39-year-old veteran kicker will not be brought back to the Raiders, thus, he'll be playing for another team next season if he wants to continue his National Football League career.

Only two other members of that 2000 draft class are active in the NFL.

In reality, age may not be the biggest reason Janikowski ends up watching the 2018 season from his couch.

Janikowski will probably find a team in need of his services. That means Janikowski, the longest tenured player in franchise history, will either switch teams for the first time since being drafted in the first round in 2000 or call it quits. He ranks 10th overall in field goals made and 12th in attempts. He made $3 million in salary in 2017, taking a $1 million pay cut late in the preseason before being injured. Many teams went through multiple kickers during last season. He hit 16 of 21 field goals with a long of 53 yards and made all but one of his extra points. The Raiders can tender Tavecchio, who is an exclusive-rights free agent, a contract offer when free agency begins March 14.