Sebastian Janikowski Ruled Out, Raiders Sign Replacement Kicker


If this is yet another one of Hue Jackson’s surprise tactics then the Raiders are going to remarkable lengths to trick the Chiefs. With the quarterback situation still unclear we have some serious clarity on Sebastian Janikowski’s hamstring injury.

The Raiders signed Dave Rayner to handle kicking duties tomorrow. Oakland confirmed the news via the team’s Twitter account.

The Raiders have signed K Dave Rayner and waived DB Ron Parker

Parker was recently signed to the practice squad to replace Sterling Moore who moved on to New England. Perhaps Parker, or the recently waived Jerome Boyd, will return in the future as Rayner’s roster spot is temporary so long as Jano is unable to go.

When Janikowski will return is unknown. As stated previously a healthy Janikowski could prove vital against the rival Chiefs tomorrow should the contest be a close one. While the timing isn’t great his injury issues come at the most opportune time for recovery. After Sunday the Raiders will enter their bye week where the NFL’s best kicker will have time to rest and recovery.

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