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Originally published on SBReport.net on Aug. 2, 2013
The Raiders announced on Friday that they have signed kicker Sebastian Janikowski to a four-year contract extension.
The Raiders’ all-time leading scorer (1,318 career points) is entering his 14th season and has led the Silver & Black in each of his 13 previous seasons.
The “Polish cannon”, as some refer to him, currently holds two of the three longest field goals in field goal history. Included in that is a record-tying 63-yard field goal agains the Denver Broncos on Sept. 12, 2011. Janikowski previously hit a 61-yard field goal in Cleveland on Dec. 27, 2009.
The 6-foot-1, 258-pound kicker is coming off a 2012 campaign in which he finished 31-for-14 on field goal attemps with his only misses coming from 51-, 61-, and 64- yards.
Janikowski only has one Pro Bowl under his belt, coming in 2011 after he finished seven-for-10 on field goals over 50 yards. Janikowski also currently holds the franchise record for most points scored in a season with the 142 points he scored in 2010.