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Raiders claim kicker Giorgio Tavecchio off waivers from Detroit

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With Sebastian Janikowski currently dealing with a strained quadriceps that will keep him out of Thursday’s preseason finale against the Seattle Seahawks, the Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday they have claimed kicker Giorgio Tavecchio off waivers from the Detroit Lions.

Tavecchio, who played college football just a few miles away in Berkeley at the University of California, was waived by the Lions Monday as they trimmed their roster to the maximum 75 players.

Tavecchio has also spent time with the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers in training camp the prior two seasons. He was 1-for-2 on field goal attempts this preseason and converted both extra points he attempted.

To make room for Tavecchio, the Raiders released kicker Kevin Goessling. Tavecchio could be a hedge option for the Raiders in case Janikowski isn’t ready for the start of the season as well.

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9 Responses to “Raiders claim kicker Giorgio Tavecchio off waivers from Detroit”
  1. dabutcha114 says: Aug 27, 2014 12:45 AM

    Start him at QB

  2. babygaga19 says: Aug 27, 2014 2:01 AM

    No way! Seabass was Al’s first round pick. Hell of a long leg. always choked when you needed him the most! Off field adventures were the highlight for him. Anybody remember the story of him at the SNOW PLOW bat in Denver with the drug rape juice>? I do!

  3. aldog83 says: Aug 27, 2014 3:44 AM


  4. idpfantasyfootball says: Aug 27, 2014 8:56 AM

    Whatever happened to Eddy Carmona?

    He looked great in pre-season a few years ago… even hit a 56 yard FG from the dirt…

  5. goraidersgospurs says: Aug 27, 2014 9:06 AM

    Sebastian 6″1 260
    Giorgio 5″10 182…basically twins!!!

  6. eastbayraider says: Aug 27, 2014 10:10 AM

    make sure you have long-snapper.

  7. babygaga19 says: Aug 27, 2014 4:39 PM

    Raiders need to bring in a new qb. Schaub aint it! See his body of work the last couple of years. That’s why Houston wisely got rid of him and the Raiders, shockingly, gave up a draft choice for him. Nice work Reg.

  8. babygaga19 says: Aug 27, 2014 4:43 PM

    Raiders may also wish to bring in a new HC, new GM and new owner. Oakland is an untied boat flipping in the seas.

  9. gimmeabeerman says: Aug 27, 2014 6:35 PM

    Goessling > Tevecchio Bad decision.

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