Report: Janikowski will kick for Raiders Sunday

November 5, 2011, 5:58 pm
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Sebastian Janikowski will kick for the Raiders Sunday against the Broncos, according to a report from

David Rayner, who the Raiders were keeping on stand by if Janikowski's hamstring was not well enough to kick, has left for home.

Janikowski, who tied the NFL record for longest field goal with 63-yarder at Denver on Sept. 12, did not practice this week, though he wore a helmet on Friday. Jackson said he would watch Janikowski on Saturday to see if he could go on Sunday.

"I think we're going to be fine, I really do," Jackson said. "I think he was able to do some (kicking on Friday), but again, we've got to be cautious, just make sure, so again, we'll cross all the T's, dot all the I's, make sure that he is available the right way. Obviously we need to see him one more day and make sure that he is up to speed and ready to go."
Jackson said Janikowski, who was officially listed as questionable, would have to be able to not only perform on kickoffs, but also on field goals and extra points.

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