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Giorgio Tavecchio - Oakland Raiders - 2017 Player Profile

11 September, 2017, 00:22 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Sebastian Janikowski

Tavecchio will kick for the Raiders in Week 1.

Fantasy Impact Although Janikowski was placed on IR Saturday, he won't need surgery to fix the herniated disc in his back.

Jackson took to the air to try and avoid Tavecchio on the return, and completely hurdled the 5-foot-10 kicker in the process, also giving a nice knee to the face of another Raiders special teamer in the process. The problem facing Oakland is that teams can only activate two players per season off the reserve/injured list, and the Raiders already have offensive lineman Denver Kirkland and rookie safety Obi Melifonwu on the list, two players who could fill vital roles this season. He is 9-for-11 on field goals in the preseason in his career. In 2011, his 63-yard field goal at Denver tied the record for longest in league history at the time.


Janikowski has been bothered in recent weeks by the back injury and the Raiders brought in Josh Lambo, Mike Nugent and Marshall Koehn for workouts earlier this week.

Tavecchio has since been with Oakland at various points over each of the last four seasons. He missed a 36-yard field goal against Seattle and an extra point against Dallas.

Tavecchio kicked in college at Cal and bounced around different teams after going undrafted in 2012.

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