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Insider Only Report: Raiders to make Sebastian Janikoski the NFL’s highest paid kicker

Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, reports Oakland Raiders kick Sebastian Janikowski will sign a four-year, $16 million contract that includes $9 million in guaranteed money.
The deal will make Janikowski the NFL’s highest paid kicker.
Janikowski was 26-for-29 on field goals in 2009.
Breakdown: 3/3 (20-29 yards) 8/8 (30-39 yards) 9/10 (40-49yards) 6/8 (50+ yards)

Whether this deal impacts negotiations between the Steelers and Jeff Reed remains to be seen.
As of last week, sources close to Jeff Reed were optimistic that a deal would be agreed upon before the end of the scouting combine as the belief is that the Steelers are prepared to offer $2.25-$2.45 million per season.
Reed made $1.35 million last season and the Steelers offered $1.75 million over four years, prior to the regular season opener that was declined.
Don Henderson, Jeff Reed’s Atlanta based agent, is meeting with Steelers representatives on Friday of this week.

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