What Sebastian Janikowski's Raiders Exit Means For Tom Brady's Legacy

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The Oakland Raiders have decided not to bring back kicker Sebastian Janikowski for a 19th season.

A first round pick in 2000, Janikowski was hit-or-miss as a pro.

Tom Brady now stands alone.

This move was not a surprise, as Janikowski is 40 years old and missed all of 2017 with a back injury, but for fans of a certain age, it's oddly kind of sad.

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Over the course of his career, Janikowski hit on 80.4 percent of his attempts and had a career long of 63 yards.

In fact, previous year it was rumored that Janikowski, who didn't kick at all for Oakland in 2017, was on the chopping block midway through the season. He played in a franchise-record 268 games in 18 seasons.

Last season, Janikowski agreed to take a million-dollar pay cut and then dealt with a back issue which cost him the entire season. He was placed on injured reserve the day before the season opener. The man also known as Seabass built up his reputation over the years by being a threat to kick field goals from 50 yards or more. In 2016, his last full season, Janikowski made 82.9 percent of his field goals (10th-best in the league) with a long of 56 (sixth-longest). Tavecchio is an exclusive rights free agent and can be retained with a qualifying offer.

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