Seahawks sign Sebastian Janikowski

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Getting a visit with the Seahawks paid off for kicker Sebastian Janikowski.

The Seahawks announced that they have signed Janikowski. According to multiple reports, it is a one-year deal. Janikowski visited with the team earlier this week.

Janikowski didn’t play at all during the 2017 season because of a back injury and the Raiders made no attempt to re-sign him this year. He made 80.4 percent of his field goals over 16 seasons with the Raiders and left as the franchise’s all-time leading scorer.

The Seahawks went with Blair Walsh as their kicker last season, but made it clear they were moving on after Walsh turned in a shaky season in Seattle. They signed former Jaguars kicker Jason Myers in January, but it seems likely that Janikowski will get the nod if he’s healthy and producing similar results to what he managed before last year’s injury.

42 responses to “Seahawks sign Sebastian Janikowski

  1. 80 percent is poor for an NFL kicker. He stuck around with the Raiders because he had a strong leg. Blair Walsh and Steven Hauschka have a higher percentage for their careers.

  2. omeimontis says:
    April 13, 2018 at 4:40 pm
    80 percent is poor for an NFL kicker. He stuck around with the Raiders because he had a strong leg. Blair Walsh and Steven Hauschka have a higher percentage for their careers.

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    Statistics in a vacuum don’t factor where these attempts were taken from. Janikowski hold the all time record for most field goals over 50 yards.

  3. He’s like 22nd for active players for accuracy. Throw half of them out with the 50+ yard argument (got any stats?) and he’s still not in the top 10.

    Booming leg, great kicker. He’s not accurate by todays standards.

  4. Unfortunately for the Seahawks Blair Walsh’s best game for them was when he was playing in purple. Maybe Janikowski will work out better for them, age isn’t a big factor in the kicking game.

  5. Not many 1st round picks play 17 years with multiple pro bowls and a super bowl appearance.

    Regardless of position.

    A great RAIDER.

  6. Seventeen (17) years with the Raiders. Why Gruden, why?
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    Check the numbers.

    Mason Crosby and Nick Folk are the only kickers that qualify with a lower career FG%

  7. Hey, Minnesotans know what it’s like to have lingering post-season traumatic stress syndrome following a season with Blair Walsh, so it’s easy to understand the Hawks rushing into the arms of Janikowski.

  8. So, nine arrests, including one for date rape with drugging with GHB, are FINE with the Hawks. But if you are a law abiding, responsible citizen who might take a knee in peaceful protest, they don’t want anything to do with you. Interesting choices… says a lot about the Hawks as persons and citizens.

  9. Y’all are absolutely right… nine arrests, five as a Raider, rape, drugs, assault, that IS the ultimate, perfect Raider!

  10. Old man.

    Wont last the season.

    Good to see the Seahags go in a circular motion down the toilet.

  11. EZWriter says:
    April 13, 2018 at 6:26 pm
    So, nine arrests, including one for date rape with drugging with GHB, are FINE with the Hawks. But if you are a law abiding, responsible citizen who might take a knee in peaceful protest, they don’t want anything to do with you. Interesting choices… says a lot about the Hawks as persons and citizens.
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    You have him confused with Big Ben.

  12. I think Janikowski will have a very productive year….sometimes a change of scenery motivates guys….bet he’s trying his tail off , and yes, could be the comeback player of the year,!

  13. war27 says:
    April 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm
    He’s like 22nd for active players for accuracy. Throw half of them out with the 50+ yard argument (got any stats?) and he’s still not in the top 10.

    Booming leg, great kicker. He’s not accurate by todays standards.
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    How can he be a great kicker, as you stated, but not be accurate as well? If you’re not accurate, you can’t be a great kicker.

  14. I’m a Bills fan and still not sure why they didn’t sign Hauska again (he was a big part of getting us to playoffs)… but this is a good signing. Big leg and he is clutch when you need him to be… Seahawk fans will love this signing in January… especially after the terrible signing of Walsh last year.

  15. sjsmarts1 says:
    I’m a Bills fan and still not sure why they didn’t sign Hauska again (he was a big part of getting us to playoffs)…
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    Because Pete and John cut his long snapper in 2016 and screwed up the timing of the kicking game because the replacement was a disaster. It cost the 2016 Hawks at least 2 games that year. But Pete and John will never admit a mistake so they blamed it on Hauschka.

  16. good to know this is the first year we have a full deck of draft picks, and we get to use a couple of them on a punter and a kicker.

    Go Raiders!!!

  17. If he misses any game deciding field goal at all, the 12 will blame him (instead of Russell Wilson) for missing the playoffs. One thing is certain. Seattle will miss the playoffs again in 2018.

  18. You know it’s a dumpster fire when yer big free agent signing is a fat drunk washed up kicker,,,from,dynasty to dumpster fire,,,,,,

  19. When Janikowski was drafted, the Raiders were willing to give up accuracy for distance, and hope that the accuracy developed. It did not. Nowadays, most of the kickers have the strong leg, plus better accuracy. At this point in his career, Janikowski would be the type of player you’d sign as an emergency kicker if your licker got injured mid-season, and there weren’t any better options available. Or, if your kicker was Blair Walsh. I still think Sebastian will have to win the job in Seattle.

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