Sebastian Janikowski to Test Hamstring During Practice Saturday

Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski will test his left hamstring during today’s practice, Steve Corkran of the Bay Area News Group.

“I think we’re going to be fine, I really do,” Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said of Janikowski’s leg. “But, again, we got to be cautious, just make sure.”

Janikowski injured his hamstring during practice in Week 7, prompting the team to sign veteran Dave Rayner and release Ron Parker, a promising young defensive back. The Raiders were shut out by the Kansas City Chiefs that Sunday, with Rayner’s only action coming on the opening kickoff.

The Raiders released Rayner during the bye week and lost Parker on waivers to the Seattle Seahawks, his original club. Rayner is on stand-by should the Raiders need to make a move before Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos.

Janikowski is 12-of-13 on field goal attempts this season, earning two AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors, including one after he tied the NFL record with a 63-yard field goal against the Broncos in Week 1.


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