By Steve Corkran
Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 at 1:45 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders signed veteran kicker Dave Rayner on Saturday afternoon, which portends Sebastian Janikowski’s hamstring injury being serious enough to preclude him from playing against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Rayner, 28, has played for six teams in his six NFL seasons. During that time, he converted 55 of his 75 field-goal attempts, including 13 of 16 last season for the Detroit Lions.
The Raiders released defensive back Ron Parker to make room for Rayner on the 53-man roster.
It’s likely that Janikowski will be healed enough to kick in Oakland’s game Nov. 6, vs. the Denver Broncos. The Raiders have a bye after the Chiefs game.
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