The Oakland Raiders have decided not to bring back kicker Sebastian Janikowski for a 19th season. However, the former first-round pick, who has spent his entire career with the Raiders, has no plans to retire, according to his agent Paul Healy.
At 39, Janikowski sees himself as too young to retire. He still possesses a strong leg, and he is healthy again after missing the 2017 season with a back injury. 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).
Janikowski just completed the final season of a four-year, $15.1 million contract. He would have preferred to remain with the Raiders, reuniting with coach Jon Gruden -- who drafted him 17th overall in 2000 out of Florida State.
But with the Raiders deciding to go in a different direction, he will instead become a free agent.