The Raiders announced the signing of Giorgio Tavecchio, who was with a authorization as a member of a use squad, to a active register Saturday after fixation Janikowski on IR.
According to a Raiders’ official injury report, Janikowski had been a singular member in use this week and was listed as controversial for Week 1 with a behind injury.
Janikowski has been in a news recently due to a agreement brawl with a Raiders. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Thursday a maestro kicker concluded to take a $1 million compensate cut and supposed a $3 million entirely guaranteed income this season.
On Sept. 4, Rapoport reported a Raiders were “concerned” about Janikowski’s behind due to his age (39), adding he was “slow to rebound back.”
Janikowski has spent his whole career with a Raiders after being drafted 17th altogether in 2000. He has usually missed 4 games in a past 17 seasons.
Tavecchio is a 27-year-old undrafted kicker out of California. He has spent time with a San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers‘ use squads though has nonetheless to play in a regular-season game.
The Raiders will open a 2017 deteriorate opposite a Tennessee Titans with a 1 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday during Nissan Stadium.