Raiders put Sebastian Janikowski on injured reserve

The Tennessee Titans kick returner showed off his impressive speed and moves on a return after the Raiders went up 23-13 in the season opener, but it was a jump on the play that got everyone in the stands (and watching on television at home) off of their feet nearly as high as he got.

Oakland had to go with Tavecchio in the season opener after placing longtime kicker Sebastian Janikowski on the injured reserve with a herniated disc. Giorgio Tavecchio has been promoted from the team's practice squad and will be the team's kicker until further notice.

Janikowski has been in the news recently due to a contract dispute with the Raiders.

Janikowski has attempted every field goal and extra point for the team since the 2001 regular-season finale when Brad Daluiso replaced him.

Janikowski has been bothered in recent weeks by the back injury and the Raiders brought in Josh Lambo, Mike Nugent and Marshall Koehn for workouts earlier this week. In 2011, his 63-yard field goal at Denver tied the record for longest in league history at the time.


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