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Trimmed-down Janikowski feeling fresh for his 17th season

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Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski trimmed down for his 17th NFL season. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski trimmed down for his 17th NFL season. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

NAPA — Sebastian Janikowski is entering his 17th season, but the Raiders’ kicker and former first-round pick doesn’t feel like he’s slowing down or ready to hang it up.

Janikowski, 38, shed some weight in the offseason to get down to 256 pounds and feels fresh as ever.

“I worked my butt off in the offseason and I tried to get in better shape,” Janikowski said. “Hopefully it’s going to pay off.”

The Raiders have Giorgio Tavecchio in camp for the second straight year and special teams coach Brad Seely is high on the former Cal and Campolindo High kicker. Continue Reading

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