Janikowski, 39, reworked his contract last week to remain with the Raiders and the back injury is not a revelation to Oakland's management. The former No. 1 pick in 2000 was reportedly in danger of being released until he agreed to a reduced deal this season paying him a reported $3 million.
The Tennessee Titans kick returner showed off his impressive speed and moves on a return after the Raiders went up 23-13 in the season opener, but it was a jump on the play that got everyone in the stands (and watching on television at home) off of their feet nearly as high as he got.
The team made the move a day before the season opener against the Titans.
Tavecchio has spent time in training camp with the Raiders the past four seasons but has never kicked in a regular-season game.
Packers waived K Giorgio Tavecchio.
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