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Seahawks Sign Kicker Sebastian Janikowski

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The Seahawks added a well-known name to the competition for their kicking job, signing former Raiders Pro-Bowler Sebastian Janikowski Friday.

Janikowski, who was born and raised in Poland before moving to Florida when he was 16, was a two-time All-American at Florida State before being drafted in the first round of the 2000 draft. He went on to enjoy a memorable 17-year run with the Raiders before missing the 2017 season with a back injury. Known for his big leg, Janikowski tied the NFL record for longest field goal, making a 63-yarder in 2011, a record that has since been broken by one yard, and he holds an NFL record with 55 field goals of 50 or more yards.

Janikowski, 40, earned Pro-Bowl and second-team All-Pro honors in 2011, and over the course of his career has made 80.4 percent of his field-goal attempts and 98.9 percent of extra-point attempts.

In Seattle, Janikowski will work with Brian Schneider, who was his special teams coach in Oakland for two seasons from 2007 to 2008. Janikowski joins Jason Myers as one of two kickers on Seattle’s roster competing for the job that was held last season by Blair Walsh, who remains a free agent.

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