Raiders parting ways with Janikowski after 18-year run

Raiders parting ways with Janikowski after 18-year run

After 18 years of calling the Oakland Raiders home, Sebastian Janikowski will be looking for somewhere else to continue his Hall of Fame career in 2018. Janikowski was drafted by the Raiders from Florida State in the first round in 2000, during Gruden's first stint as head coach.

Tom Brady is likely to be the last player remaining from the 2000 NFL Draft class in the 2018 season.

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

In fact, past year it was rumored that Janikowski, who didn't kick at all for Oakland in 2017, was on the chopping block midway through the season.

The left-footed Janikowski has 1,799 points, including 414 field goals, both ranking 10th in National Football League history. Many teams went through multiple kickers during last season.

Janikowski sat out this season with a back injury and agreed to take a $1 million pay cut.

Giorgio Tavecchio, 27, replaced Janikowski this past season and made 16 of 21 field-goal attempts, including a long of 53 yards. The man also known as Seabass built up his reputation over the years by being a threat to kick field goals from 50 yards or more. Janikowski spent the season on injured reserve. The Raiders can tender Tavecchio, who is an exclusive-rights free agent, a contract offer when free agency begins March 14.