Sebastian Janikowski status for Sunday in doubt

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The identity of the Raiders’ starting quarterback isn’t the only thing up in the air for the team for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs.

They might not have Sebastian Janikowski, their most consistent offensive weapon over the last few years, in the lineup. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Friday that the team will look at other kickers to cover themselves in the event Janikowski cannot go because of a hamstring injury.

Janikowski was listed as limited at practice Thursday after not appearing on Wednesday’s injury report. The kicker was at practice Friday, but he wasn’t kicking. Matt Kawahara of the Sacramento Bee did not see any other kickers on the field during the portion of practice open to the media. Janikowski has made 12-of-13 field goals this season, including five of them from 50 or more yards.

10 responses to “Sebastian Janikowski status for Sunday in doubt

  1. I honestly think we will see Pryor at some point, somewhere on the field Sunday. I think he will be inserted in a wildcat or to do a QB draw on a 3rd and 8 or something. I only say this thinking Boller playing.

  2. @humbolt:

    One of the rare times we’re in agreement – except I think Lechler could pull it off like Blanda…doubt you agree, but I coudl be wrong!

  3. humb0lt says: Oct 21, 2011 4:06 PM

    Shane Lechler might be playing 3 positions Sunday – a throwback to George Blanda.

    I don’t think Lechler has ever kicked for points or even kicked off since he’s been in the league, but I forget stuff. I know I don’t want to see him taking snaps.

  4. Seabass out is worse than loosing Campbell.

    Back in the old days, loved seeing old George Blanda coming in as QB and then kicking a field goal.
    Raiders have always had a great kicking game. Ray Guy was 3rd QB for a time and the best punter ever. Old Al knew what the kicking game is worth.

  5. This not good at all. Facing a team off a bye, let alone a hated rival, is never a gimme game. Facing that same team banged up and depending on your bench to bail you out, is a loss waiting to happen. I’m actually worried about this game, despite it being against the pathetic Chiefs. It has the making of a major letdown.

    Hue will have to get creative, and the defense will have to play disciplined and tackle well. Those two things are even more important than McFadden having a great game. If Sea Bass can’t suit up this Sunday, the redzone offense will be a major factor in the game. It’s TD’s or bust.

    This is a game the Raiders should win, when healthy. Thing is, they’re not, which makes this a very important game for the Chiefs. It could very well decide their fate, so you can bet they’re going to bring IT this Sunday. Our Raiders best be prepared to weather this storm, because it’s not going to be pretty.

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