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Sebastian Janikowski needs new kicking partner with Raiders after Shane Lechler's departure

Sebastian Janikowski has seen plenty of changes on the Oakland Raiders in his 13 years in the NFL.He has played for eight head coaches, seven special teams coordinators and with countless teammates since entering the NFL in 2000 as the first kicker taken in the first round of the draft in 21 years.The one constant through all the turnover and turmoil was Janikowski's kicking partner and close friend Shane Lechler. Lechler also entered the NFL in 2000 and served as the Raiders punter and Janikowski's holder until leaving this offseason as a free agent for Houston.So Janikowski heads into his 14th season in Oakland and final one on this contract with a bit of uncertainty.---"It was weird," Janikowski said Wednesday about not having Lechler around anymore. "I was back here a month ago and it was weird. But you get used to it. It's your job."With 13 years as punting and kicking teammates, Janikowski and Lechler spent plenty of time together as the kicking specialists often work on their ow...

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