Sebastian Janikowski wins kicking job as Seahawks cut Jason Myers

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Sebastian Janikowski has won the Seahawks’ kicking competition.

The Seahawks announced today that they have cut Jason Myers, leaving Janikowski as the only kicker on the roster.

Myers, who previously played two and a half years with the Jaguars, made both of his preseason field goals. But the Seahawks decided to go with the more experienced Janikowski.

The 40-year-old Janikowski had spent his entire NFL career with the Raiders until this offseason, when he signed a one-year deal with Seattle. After missing the entire 2017 season with a back injury, the Seahawks think he’s ready to return to form this year.

The Seahawks settled both of their kicking competitions today, having also released punter Jon Ryan and awarded the job to rookie Michael Dickson.

19 responses to “Sebastian Janikowski wins kicking job as Seahawks cut Jason Myers

  1. Wow. The 2000 NFL Draft, Round 1, No.17: Janikowski. Plaxico Burress and Chad Pennington, both long-forgotten. Brian Urlacher just inducted at Canton/HOF. And Tom Brady, No.199: The G.O.A.T., thus far. Wow!

  2. The way their D has been giving up TDs, one of them to Geno Smith in the game against the LA Chargers, field goals are not going to give them wins. They need TDs, and lots of them. They need Jimmy G, the TE that is, to catch those TDs. Otherwise it is another field goal attempt inside the red zone or another fumble at the goal line by one of their running backs.

  3. omeimontis says:
    August 20, 2018 at 5:05 pm
    The way their D has been giving up TDs, one of them to Geno Smith in the game against the LA Chargers, field goals are not going to give them wins. They need TDs, and lots of them. They need Jimmy G, the TE that is, to catch those TDs. Otherwise it is another field goal attempt inside the red zone or another fumble at the goal line by one of their running backs.

    OMG….SMH. It’s preseason. Preseason. When nothing counts. Where the Browns win the SB. It’s preseason.

  4. “omeimontis says:
    August 20, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    The way their D has been giving up TDs, one of them to Geno Smith in the game against the LA Chargers, field goals are not going to give them wins. They need TDs, and lots of them. They need Jimmy G, the TE that is, to catch those TDs.”

    Jimmy G(raham) WILL be catching a LOT of TD passes this year, but they’ll be from the rocket of Aaron Rodgers. Janikowski is the Seahawks best plan for points, which should give a good indication of their ’18 record.

  5. Seabass is and will always be revered by Raider Nation. The man will be missed, and as long as he’s not playing the Raiders, I hope he makes every kick he takes. Seahawk fan is going to get a kick out of watching his kickoffs sail through the goal posts.

  6. After Blair Walsh literally losing two games last year having somebody like sea bass out there will be a wonderful change.

    You guys putting too much stock in preseason show me how young you are…how New You Are.

    Just about the only thing I really care about in preseason play is injuries and hoping to get out of a game without any serious ones.

  7. They’re lucky they cut Myers. When he left the Jags last year, everything changed for the better.

  8. (in the voice of a newscaster) Gushing winds coming out of the Pacific North West tonight as Seahawk fans take a collective sigh of relief that Walsh 2.0 was cut. In related news, their new kicker is awesome.

    Getting Sea bass cheap and kicking Meyer into effective retirement is like simultaneously dodging a bullet and winning the lottery.

  9. Hawks were 3 missed FGs away from 12 wins last season despite:

    Left tackle out for season in preseason
    Starting RB – led league in YPA – out in G 3 for the season
    Sherman – out for year with Achilles – game 9
    Chancellor – out for year with neck – game 7
    Avril – out for year with neck – game 6
    Locket – coming off double leg break – about 70% for the year
    D. Brown – coming in part way through the year at game 9

    And yet, 3 missed FGs from 12 wins.

    I understand the fear – really I do.

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