Since taking over as the Raiders’ General Manager, Reggie McKenzie has spent a lot of time clearing the roster of players left over from the final days of Al Davis’ long reign atop the franchise.
The team isn’t ready to wipe their hands of all of those players, however. The Raiders tweeted out a picture of kicker Sebastian Janikowski signing a four-year contract extension on Friday, which means that the 17th overall pick of the 2000 draft is now under contract to the team through the 2017 season.
Janikowski recently said that it was his preference to remain with the Raiders beyond the 2013 season, the final year of a four-year, $16 million deal he signed with the team in 2010. He also said that he wanted to play seven or eight more years in the NFL, so this may not be the final time he puts pen to paper on a contract.
He’s coming off a year where he made 91.2 percent of his field goal tries, including all 24 from within 50 yards. For his career, Janikowski has made 80.6 percent of his field goal tries.
The Raiders didn’t tweet out a picture of the contract itself and made no announcement about the compensation that Janikowski will receive. He’s set to make $3.8 million in base salary this year.
UPDATE 3:43 p.m. ET: Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area reports that the deal, which includes this year’s salary, has a total value of $19 million with $8 million guaranteed in the first two years.