Raiders sign kicker Sebastian Janikowski to four-year contract extension

Brian McIntyre
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Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski has signed a four-year contract extension, general manager Reggie McKenzie announced on Friday.

According to Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area, the extension is worth just under $19 million with $8 million guaranteed and paid in the first two seasons.

Janikowski, 35, was scheduled to earn $3.8 million in base salary with up to $200,000 in incentives tied to kickoffs and field goals. Before Friday's extension, Janikowski's $5.05 million cap number was the second-largest among the Raiders' active contracts.

According to the NFLPA public database, the Raiders were $5,558,580 below their adjusted cap number of $126.683 million for the 2013 season.

The Raiders selected Janikowski with the 17th overall pick in the 2000 NFL draft out of Florida State, where the Poland native was a two-time winner of the Lou Groza award. Over his 14-year careerin the NFL, "SeaBass" is 324-of-402 on field goal attempts and his 1,398 points rank 24th in NFL history. Janikowski tied the NFL record for longest field goal (63 yards) and has the most 60+ yard field goals in NFL history (two).

Janikowski, a 2011 Pro Bowler, is coming off what was arguably his best season in the NFL, connecting on 31-of-34 field goal attempts (91.2 percent) with all three of his missed attempts coming from beyond 50 yards.

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