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Raiders re-sign kicker Giorgio Tavecchio

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The Oakland Raiders have re-signed kicker Giorgio Tavecchio for a third straight offseason.

Tavecchio has been the understudy to incumbent kicker Sebastian Janikowski each of the last offseasons before being released at the end of training camp. He converted 3 of 4 field goals and 3 of 3 extra point tries with Oakland in 2015, and converted a lone 28-yard field goal last year and was 4 of 5 on extra point attempts.

This will be the sixth season for Tavecchio trying to find a regular season kicking job in the NFL. He signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of the University of California in 2012. Tavecchio spent 2013 with the Green Bay Packers and 2014 with the Detroit Lions before joining the Raiders in 2015.

Janikowski is set to enter his 18th season with the Raiders. He still converted 83 percent of his field goal tries last year and 37 of 39 extra point attempts.

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8 Responses to “Raiders re-sign kicker Giorgio Tavecchio”
  1. calibear831 says: Apr 20, 2017 12:30 AM

    Uh oh, Janikowski accounts for a 4 million dollar hit towards the cap space! . . . .snip snip?

  2. therealraider says: Apr 20, 2017 1:33 AM

    Solid kicker.. Surprised he hasn’t gotten a full time gig yet.

  3. silverandblack052099 says: Apr 20, 2017 1:36 AM

    Sebastian Janikowski = HOF

  4. Nashers Mullet says: Apr 20, 2017 1:38 AM

    Sea Bass 4lyfe!

  5. eetadick says: Apr 20, 2017 1:59 AM

    Good luck getting the raiders job, kid. That polack is a machine

  6. Mayor Larry Vaughn says: Apr 20, 2017 7:18 AM

    Just to keep Sebass rested in the preseason

  7. jonathankrobinson424 says: Apr 20, 2017 8:23 AM

    I gotta give this kid credit. He keeps trying.( so, you’re telling me theres a chance!)
    Unfortunately he had his chance a few years back with the Detroit Lions and did’nt impress enough to keep a starting kicking job.

    Good luck anyway Giorgio.

  8. war27 says: Apr 20, 2017 12:44 PM

    Cutting Seabass would save 4 million this year. Unless he’s taking a pay cut to re-up this is it for him in silver and black.

    I doubt he goes to free agency and finds 4 mil a year again.

    Other than the occasional 55 yarder maybe once a year kickers like seabass are a dime a dozen.

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