Sebastian Janikowski, Seahawks agree to deal

Sebastian Janikowski Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks have officially signed free agent and longtime Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski, as initially reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Janikowski, who turned 40 last month, had spent his entire 18-year National Football League career with the Raiders before being informed by the team in February he would not return to Oakland in 2018. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Janikowski has signed with the Seattle Seahawks. He was placed on the injured reserve list in 2017 and missed the entire season due to a herniated disc in his back. He's broken a slew of kicking records, and holds the record for most games played as a Raider.

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The Seahawks also signed Jason Myers in the offseason, but Janikowski will likely have the advantage going into training camp.

Janikowski, 40, spent his entire career from 2000-2017 with the Oakland Raiders.

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He'll now be tasked with replacing fellow veteran Blair Walsh, who struggled to the tune of 21-of-29 on field goal attempts for Seattle last season.

Janikowski will be reunited with special teams coach Brian Schneider, who he worked with in Oakland in 2007 and 2008.

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