As of Tuesday afternoon, kicker Sebastian Janikowski remains on the roster for the Oakland Raiders. This would guarantee him $238,000 of his $4.05 million dollar salary for the upcoming 2017 season.
This check represents 1 week of pay, although the remainder of his salary would become guaranteed, by Saturday 1 p.m. pacific standard time, only if he remains under his current contract.
A source in the know recently told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the Raiders want the franchise’s all time leading scorer to take a pay cut. Janikowski, 39, so far has declined that offer, as he deals with a back injury that kept him out of the final two Raider preseason games.
As they strive to work out this deal, the Raiders worked out three kickers on Monday: Mike Nugent, Josh lambo, and Marshall Koehn. Back in June, Janikowski said he wanted to be there to kick when the Raiders move to Las Vegas before the 2020 season. When asked how long he wanted to kick for the Raiders, he said, “Until they kick me out.”