|Sep. 9, 2017 12:49 PM PT1:49 PM MT2:49 PM CT3:49 PM ET19:49 GMT3:49 12:49 PM MST2:49 PM EST2:49 PM CT23:49 UAE15:49 ETNaN:� - The Oakland Raiders have placed Janikowski on injured reserve with a sore back and promoted Giorgio Tavecchio to the active roster.
Analysis: The team made the move Saturday, a day before the season opener at Tennessee. The Raiders had signed Tavecchio on Friday as insurance if Janikowski wasn't healed and brought him to Tennessee. Tavecchio has spent time in training camp with the Raiders the past four seasons but has never kicked in a regular-season game. He will replace Janikowski, who is the franchise's career leader in games played with 268 and points with 1,799.
|Sep. 4, 2017 6:26 PM PT7:26 PM MT8:26 PM CT9:26 PM ET1:26 GMT9:26 6:26 PM MST8:26 PM EST8:26 PM CT5:26 UAE (+1)21:26 ETNaN:� - Janikowski is embroiled in a salary dispute that could end his lengthy tenure with Oakland. The Raiders want Janikowski, entering his 18th NFL season, to rework the final year of his contract that will pay him $4,050,000, according to a report by ESPN. Janikowski would be guaranteed $238,000, the website reported, if he is still on the roster by Tuesday. However, if he is on the roster Saturday, his full salary will be guaranteed for the season.
Analysis: Aside from the timetable, the Raiders apparently are concerned with back issues that kept Janikowski from kicking in the final two preseason games. The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, quoting a source, reported that Janikowski looked "awful" on Monday. Oakland, which opens the season at the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, gave tryouts to three kickers on Monday - Mike Nugent, Josh Lambo and Marshall Koehn.