Seahawks Sign Janikowski to a 1-Year Deal

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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. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Janikowski has signed with the Seattle Seahawks. He would end as Oakland's all-time leader in games played (268) and points scored (1,799) while finishing with an National Football League record 55 field goals of 55 yards or more.

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 joining the Seahawks, Janikowski will work with a familiar face in Brian Schneider, who was the Raiders special teams coach from 2007-08.

Janikowski, whose 55 field goals of at least 50 yards are an National Football League record, missed only four games in his career until last season, two as a rookie, one in 2001 and another in 2011.

He'll now be tasked with replacing fellow veteran Blair Walsh, who struggled to the tune of 21-of-29 on field goal attempts for Seattle last season. Seattle also signed former Jaguars kicker Jason Myers, the only other kicker now on their roster, in January.

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