Sebastian Janikowski will visit Seattle as Seahawks search for kicker
SEATTLE – Don’t worry, the Seattle Seahawks are still working on their kicker problem.
Former Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski will fly to Seattle on Tuesday to meet with the team, something Seahawks general manager John Schneider said was “just part of the process.”
“It’s just part of our free agent process,” Schneider told Q13 News. “We’re looking at kickers, and he’s obviously a Hall of Famer.
“He has a relationship with (special teams coordinator) Brian Schneider. We want to bring him in, give him a physical and we’ll see where he’s at.”
Janikowski was the No. 17 overall pick in the 2000 draft, and has played his entire career with the Raiders. He’s broken a slew of kicking records, and holds the record for most games played as a Raider.
The Seahawks are looking for a replacement for Blair Walsh, who missed eight of his 29 field goal attempts last season – including several that many fans felt directly led to losses.
Seattle signed free agent kicker Jason Myers to a futures contract soon after the season ended.