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The Oakland Raiders signed kicker Sebastian Janikowski to a four-year, $15.2 million extension through 2017. Photo Credit: Tony Gonzales/Raiders.com Janikowski turned 35-years-old in March, but he’s also coming off the best season of his career.  The hulking 6-1, 258-pound kicker converted on 91.2 percent (31 of 34) of his field goal attempts in 2012. Oakland’s decision to draft the Walbrzych, Poland native in the first round (No. 17 overall) out of Florida State in 2000 was mocked by many, but it ended up being a heads-up move, as Janikowski has not only led the Raiders in scoring in each of his 13 NFL seasons, but he has already emerged as the team’s all-time leading scorer with 1,318 points. His new contract is worth an average of $3.8 million per year, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.  The deal includes $8 million in guarantees over the first two seasons and ensures Janikowski will remain the league’s highest-paid kicker or punter. Michael Gartman is a College Football a...
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