Making his second scheduled visit to a team today is former longtime Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Seabass will visit Seattle today where the Seahawks could be looking to upgrade their kicker position.
The Seahawks have not been especially happy with the play of kicker Blair Walsh, who they signed last year after the former 6th round pick spent his first five seasons in Minnesota. Walsh comverted just 72% of his kicks last season. He missed three kicks inside 40 yards, another four between 40-49 yards, and missed his only attempt outside 50 yards.
Last season Janikowski landed on injured reserve with back issues. The 40-year-old’s contract was up in Oakland, but he said he would like to continue playing, so he’s been making visits to try and find a new home. He visited the Chargers last month and now he is visiting the Seahawks, keeping things on the West Coast, perhaps by coincidence or perhaps by design.
Providing he’s completely recovered from his back issue, Janikowski would certainly be an upgrade over Walsh. In 2016, The Polish Cannon missed just one field goal inside 50 yards and went 3 for 8 outside of 50.