Sebastian Janikowski, Seahawks agree to deal

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Former Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski has found a new home.

The Raiders released the 40-year-old Janikowski in February, ending an 18-year tenure with the team that began when Oakland drafted him 17th overall in the 2000 draft.

ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported Janikowski's deal with the Seahawks. He did not play last season after being placed on injured reserve with a back issue that surfaced late in the preseason. During his tenure in Oakland, Janikowski set an National Football League record with 55 field goals from 50 yards or longer.

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The Seahawks are looking for a replacement for Blair Walsh, who was not re-signed and remains a free agent after he made 21 of 29 field-goal attempts (72.4 percent) in 2017. Seattle signed former Jaguar Jason Myers earlier this offseason, so Janikowski will have competition to make the roster.

Janikowski took a $1 million pay cut late in training camp and made $3 million last season.

Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) watches the ball after booting a 35-yard field goal in the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Cleveland.

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