Raiders put Sebastian Janikowski on injured reserve

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Tavecchio was signed by the Packers in March of 2013 to provide competition for Crosby, who was coming off his worst kicking season of his professional career in 2012.

The Oakland Raiders have placed kicker Sebastian Janikowski on injured reserve, the team announced Saturday.

At this point, there is no clear timetable for when Janikowski will return, which means that we could be seeing more of Tavecchio shortly. Earlier this week, Janikowski had his contract reworked, lowering his base salary from $4.05 million to $3 million fully guaranteed, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. He also is the National Football League career leader in made field goals of at least 50 yards with 55 and his 63-yard field goal in the 2011 season opener is tied for the second-longest in team history.

Tavecchio has been with the Raiders as an extra kicker the past four preseasons and has made 9-of-11 field goal attempts with Oakland. Mason Crosby converted under 64 percent of his field goal attempts previous year, so the Packers are bringing in offseason competition.



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