Sebastian Janikowski, Seahawks agree to deal

Seahawks sign kicker Sebastian Janikowski

Seahawks sign kicker Sebastian Janikowski

The Seattle Seahawks are hoping Sebastian Janikowski can solve their kicking issues.

Janikowski will join former Jacksonville kicker Jason Myers in the competition to replace Blair Walsh, who was inconsistent in his one season as the Seahawks kicker a year ago. Janikowski, 40, became a free agent in March when the Raiders chose not to re-sign him after 18 years with the franchise. He has made a league-record 55 field goals from 50 yards or longer in his career and once shared the NFL record for the longest field goal after hitting a 63-yarder in 2011. He did not play last season because of a back injury.

BC-FBN-Seahawks Moves, 142 Seahawks sign K Sebastian Janikowski, QB Stephen MorrisEds: APNewsNow.


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.

The Seahawks were known to be looking for a free agent kicker to come in and compete with former Jaguars kicker Jason Myers, signed to the roster back in January.

Janikowski will be reunited with special teams coach Brian Schneider, who he worked with in Oakland in 2007 and 2008.

Recommended News

  • United Nations  chief: Syria tensions 'threaten full-blown military escalation

    United Nations chief: Syria tensions 'threaten full-blown military escalation

    While making the case for military action, the United States envoy cautioned that "you don't rush decisions like this". The ambassador urged Britain, France and the United States "not to bring the world to such a risky threshold".
    Aguero out for Manchester City vs

    Aguero out for Manchester City vs

    Manchester City will look to wrap-up the Premier League title with a win when they take on Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday night.
    Jaguar Land Rover to Cut 1000 Jobs

    Jaguar Land Rover to Cut 1000 Jobs

    Latest employee figures say there are 3,200 people employed at the Castle Bromwich site and a further 10,000 at Solihull. It now has around 40,000 employees, 10,000 of which are located at its manufacturing plant in Solihull.
  • HD vinyl could hit stores next year

    HD vinyl could hit stores next year

    The manufacturing process will also do away with the need for the various chemicals involved in standard vinyl production. Founder and CEO Günter Loibl told Pitchfork that the first HD vinyl records could be on shelves by late 2019.
    Ky. Teachers Returning To Frankfort To Rally For Education

    Ky. Teachers Returning To Frankfort To Rally For Education

    Bevin had vetoed both bills, warning the new taxes would not generate enough money to cover the new spending. Current benefits for teachers will go untouched, but there will be a new pension plan for incoming ones.
    Make Way for Kylie Jenner and Stormi in Their New Fendi Stroller

    Make Way for Kylie Jenner and Stormi in Their New Fendi Stroller

    It appears to be just a mother-daughter outing as Stormi's dad, Travis Scott , was not present. The lip kit mogul was wearing a brown Fendi mini-dress, which matched Stormi's pram perfectly.
  • China opens bribery trial of former senior official

    China opens bribery trial of former senior official

    Most recently, on Wednesday US announced tariffs on 1,300 Chinese goods, which led to China imposing tariffs on 106 US products. China charges total duties of 25 per cent on most imported cars - a 10 per cent customs tariff plus a 15 per cent auto tax.
    Toys 'R' Us stores in Canada, USA  draw $890M bid

    Toys 'R' Us stores in Canada, USA draw $890M bid

    Toys "R" Us announced early in March that they were planning to close all 735 stores and liquidate their inventory. Larian's vision for Toys "R" Us includes turning its stores into entertainment hotspots.
    LA prosecutors consider Kevin Spacey sex assault charge

    LA prosecutors consider Kevin Spacey sex assault charge

    Since Rapp named Spacey (Rapp had previously discussed the incident), at least 14 men have revealed their "me too" stories. Spacey's roughly ten-year run as the artistic director of the Old Vic theater in London ended in 2015.
  • Jose Mourinho does disservice to Rashford and Martial with press conference answers

    Jose Mourinho does disservice to Rashford and Martial with press conference answers

    The forward has played 97 matches as both a starter and a substitute since the Portuguese manager replaced Louis Van Gaal in August 2016.
    Wounded protester succumbs to wounds in Gaza

    Wounded protester succumbs to wounds in Gaza

    Islam Herzallah, 28, was shot by Israeli troops east of Gaza City and transported to a hospital where he died, the ministry said. The death brought to 28 the number of protesters killed in two weeks, with hundreds wounded by Israeli fire since March 30.
    Sports reporter falls into swimming pool during interview

    Sports reporter falls into swimming pool during interview

    Back in the BBC Breakfast studio, the presenters Charlie Stayt and Louise Minchin weren't shy about showcasing their reactions. The BBC Breakfast sports reporter has gone viral after falling into a pool on live TV, during an interview.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.