Janikowski again Special Teams Player of the Week

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Janikowski again Special Teams Player of the Week

Raiders placekicker Sebastian Janikowski has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after tying an NFL-record by kicking three field goals of 50 yards or more against Houston in Week 5.

The 33-year-old 12-year veteran from Poland was also awarded the same honor in Week 1 after he tied the record for the longest field goal in NFL history, a 63-yarder on opening night in the Raiders' 23-20 win over Denver.

Janikowski kicked four field goals total in Week 5 against the Texans, including three from 54, 55 and 50 yards out. The Raiders held on to win the game 25-20.
For 2011, the big left-footer is 11 for 12 on field goal attempts and a perfect 13 for 13 in extra points.
Janikowski was also the special Teams Player of the Month for September.
He is the Raiders all-time leading scorer with 1,188 career points.

Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand

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Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand

Raiders Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele, running back Taiwan Jones and safety Brynden Trawick are currently enjoying their offseason in New Zealand. 

But a few videos they posted going white-water rafting and bungee jumping left head coach Jack Del Rio a bit anxious. 

"Anxiety level went up a bit thinking of my BIG pro bowl LG on the rapids!!" Del Rio tweeted Monday. "Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe"

Osemele has posted a handful of photos and videos from the trip, including one of a raft capsizing with the caption: "It got real out there!!! Category 4 Rapids #NewZealand." Another showed the 6-foot-5, 333-pounder doing a backflip off a bungee platform with the caption: "Just did a backflip off the highest swing in the WORLD!!!!!!! Crazy!!! #LivingLife"

Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence

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Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence

Trent Richardson is reportedly in some trouble.

Richardson was arrested on Thursday night for domestic violence, according to TMZ Sports.

The former running back was taken into custody on a third degree charge, the report states, with bail being set for $1,000.

The arrest was made in Hoover, Alabama.

The Browns selected Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.

He was traded to the Colts in 2013 and played for Indianapolis in 2014.

He signed with the Raiders in 2015 and appeared in three exhibition games, but did not make the team.

The 26-year old was cut by the Ravens last August.