Janikowski (hip) made a 53-yard field goal during Tuesday's mandatory minicamp, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. The 40-year-old kicker was kept out of OTAs, but his hip appeared to be healthy as he made long field goals during live drills. Janikowski is assumed to be the Week 1 starter, despite the Seahawks bringing in former three-year Jacksonville kicker Jason Myers. However, Janikowski missed the entire 2017 season with back issues, so staying off the injury list is a top priority. During his last full season in 2016, Janikowski missed just one of 26 field-goal attempts under 50 yards.
Janikowski did not participate in Thursday's OTA due to a hip injury, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Janikowski signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks in late April, positioning him to serve as the team's placekicker. However, he will have to edge Jason Myers to secure a roster spot in a battle that will likely take place throughout training camp. Janikowski's successful career likely boosts him to the lead entering camp.
Janikowski's one-year contract with the Seahawks includes a $600,000 signing bonus and a $100,000 bonus if he's on the 53-man roster for Week 1, ESPN.com's Brady Henderson reports. Worth up to $2.015 million, the contract leaves little question that the Seahawks expect Janikowski to beat out Jason Myers in a kicking battle. The job won't necessarily equal fantasy relevance, as the Seahawks are in the process of transitioning to a younger roster, with Janikowski actually ranking as one of their more significant offseason additions. He said he's made a full recovery from the back injury that held him out for all of 2017.
The Seahawks signed Janikowski to a one-year contract Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The Raiders' all-time leading scorer by a wide margin, Janikowski's tenure with the team came to an abrupt halt last season, when a contract dispute was followed by a back injury that kept him on IR all year. He was fairly efficient in the three previous seasons, connecting on at least 80 percent of his field-goal attempts on each occasion. Moreover, he nailed 75 of 78 extra-point tries from the longer distance introduced in 2015. Upon his arrival in Seattle, Janikowski will compete with Jason Myers for the place-kicking job.
Janikowski has a visit scheduled with the Seahawks on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. In the days leading up to the 2017 season, Janikowski engaged in a contract dispute with the Raiders. While a resolution was reached during Week 1 prep, he suddenly landed on IR one day before the opener due to a disc injury in his back. He remained there the rest of the year as Giorgio Tavecchio handled place-kicking duties and was eventually jettisoned this offseason after 18 campaigns with the organization. The meeting with the Seahawks will mark Janikowski's second since that point - he also met with the Chargers "a few weeks ago," per Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com. If Janikowski lands a deal with the Seahawks, he'll compete for the kicking job with Jason Myers, who signed a reserve/future contract with the club in January.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/07||Los Angeles Rams||11||7.06|
|9||11/04||Los Angeles Chargers||6||6.00|
|10||11/11||@Los Angeles Rams||11||7.06|
|11||11/16||Green Bay Packers||26||8.25|
|13||12/03||San Francisco 49ers||23||7.94|
|15||12/16||@San Francisco 49ers||23||7.94|
|16||12/24||Kansas City Chiefs||5||6.00|