Sebastian Janikowski plans to keep playing

Tom Brady is about to be the only player from 2000 2001 and 2002 draft still with his original team

Tom Brady is about to be the only player from 2000 2001 and 2002 draft still with his original team

ESPN first reported the conversation between the Raiders and Janikowski.

"He plans on getting another job", Healy said in a phone interview.

Drafted in 2000, Janikowski has been with the Raiders ever since.

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Brady and Janikowski aren't the only players from the 2000 class who still are active, though, as 41-year-old Houston Texans punter Shane Lechler - who the Raiders selected in the fifth round - still is doing his thing. He still possesses a strong leg, and he is healthy again after missing the 2017 season with a back injury.

His exit comes as no surprise, given the Raiders remained with Tavecchio all season and Janikowski was never brought off injured reserve. Joining Janikowski in free agency is cornerback David Amerson and he might not be the only one with speculation surrounding the immediate futures of a few big-name players on the Raiders current roster. In Week 1, he became the first player in National Football League history to make multiple field goals of 50 or more yards in his debut, hitting two from 52 yards in a 26-16 win over the Tennessee Titans. He played in a Raiders-record 268 games over 18 seasons, converting 414-of-515 field goal attempts and 557-of-563 extra-point attempts. When it comes to points leaders, Janikowski ranks 11th (1,799).

The kinder, gentler kicker known as "Automatic Seabass" spoke last summer about playing for the Raiders in Las Vegas, where they will set up shop in 2020.

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