But, it looks like the Raiders have made a decision to move on in 2018.
He'll surely get another shot elsewhere, but it won't be for a lot of money.
This move was not a surprise, as Janikowski is 40 years old and missed all of 2017 with a back injury, but for fans of a certain age, it's oddly kind of sad. The other is New England quarterback Tom Brady, who just played in his eighth Super Bowl.More news: Olympic crush: Russian curler Anastasia Bryzgalova
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Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) kicks the game-winning field goal out of the hold by punter Marquette King (7) during the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Oakland Coliseum. Denver's Matt Prater broke that record with a 64-yarder in 2013. Tavecchio hit 16 of the 21 field-goal attempts last season with his longest coming from 53 yards. While many questioned using the 17th overall pick on a kicker, Janikowski became one of the NFL's most reliable kickers.
Janikowski's contract ended after this past season, as did Tavecchio's.
Last season, Janikowski agreed to take a million-dollar pay cut and then dealt with a back issue which cost him the entire season.