Seahawks sign kicker Sebastian Janikowski

40-year-old kicker missed 2017 season
Seahawks sign kicker Sebastian Janikowski
Courtesy: Seattle Seahawks (Twitter)

The Seattle Seahawks announced Friday afternoon that they’ve signed kicker Sebastian Janikowski to a one-year contract.

The deal was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Former Raiders’ kicker Sebastian Janikowski reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, per source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 13, 2018

Janikowski, 40, spent his entire career from 2000-2017 with the Oakland Raiders. He was placed on the injured reserve list in 2017 and missed the entire season due to a herniated disc in his back.

He will compete with Jason Myers as one of two kickers on the Seahawks roster battling for the kicking job.

Janikowski, who was raised in Poland and moved to the United States when he was 16, is a career 80% field goal kicker, converting on 414 of his 515 attempts. He holds several NFL records, including the longest made field goal in overtime (57 yards), most field goals of 50+ yards in a career (55), and most field goals attempted of 60+ yards in a career (8). Additionally, Janikowski is the Raiders franchise record holder for games played, playing in 268 games with the organization.

We have signed kicker Sebastian Janikowski. #GoHawks

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— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) April 13, 2018