Raiders News: Kicker Sebastian Janikowski Retiring From NFL
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Former the better part of the last couple of decades, the Oakland Raiders had the best pair of special teams specialists in kicker Sebastian Janikowski and punter Shane Lechler.

That eventually came to an end though with Janikowski moving on to play for the Seattle Seahawks and Lechler for the Houston Texans.

The 42-year-old Lechler recently decided to call it a career after sitting out the 2018 season, announcing his retirement from the NFL.

It appears that Janikowski has decided to do the same as Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting that Janikowski told him he is also retiring:

The 41-year-old played a total of 18 NFL seasons after the Raiders drafted him in the first round in 2000 out of Florida State.

He spent 17 of those seasons with the Raiders, where he was named a Pro Bowler in 2011 and made 80.4 percent of his field goals.

With both Janikowski and Lechler both retiring in the same offseason, it would not be surprising to see the Raiders honor them both together at some point during the 2019 season, the Raiders’ last in Oakland.