Janikowski named AFC's Special Teams Player of the Month


Janikowski named AFC's Special Teams Player of the Month

Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski has earned the AFC's October Special Teams Player of the Month after making 10 of his 11 field goal attempts in the month.

Janikowski's lone miss was a 64-yard attempt that would have set a new NFL record and won a game against the Jacksonville Jaguards in regulation. He ended up making a 40-yard field goal in overtime to win the game. It was the 13th game-winning field goal of his 13-year career.

Janikowski has now won the Special Teams Player of the Month four times in his career.

According to the Raiders, Janikowski's October highlights include:

In October, Janikowski recorded touchbacks on 13 of his 19 kickoffs (68.4 percent), second in the AFC behind Baltimores Justin Tucker (69.2 percent). With 36 points in three October games, he led the AFC in scoring per contest (12.0). On Oct. 14 at Atlanta, in a last-second loss to the NFLs only undefeated team, he connected on a 52-yard field goal, a season high, his 38th career FG from 50-or-more yards, and posted four touchbacks. Also in the Jacksonville win Oct. 21, he converted four of five FG tries and kicked the game-tying PAT with three minutes in regulation, in addition to four touchbacks, one that split the uprights. On Sunday at Kansas City, in a 26-16 triumph, he improved his outstanding career numbers at Arrowhead Stadium with four field goals, and also recorded five touchbacks on seven kickoffs.

Oakland Raiders media services contributed to this report

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


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


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.