Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) falls to the ground after suffering a left hamstring attempting a 57-yard field-goal on the final play of the first half last weekend in Seattle’s wild-card playoff loss at Dallas. Friday, the Seahawks signed free-agent kicker Sam Ficken for 2019, increasing the possibility the team will let the 40-year-old Janikowski become a free agent in March rather than re-sign him.
Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) falls to the ground after suffering a left hamstring attempting a 57-yard field-goal on the final play of the first half last weekend in Seattle’s wild-card playoff loss at Dallas. Friday, the Seahawks signed free-agent kicker Sam Ficken for 2019, increasing the possibility the team will let the 40-year-old Janikowski become a free agent in March rather than re-sign him. Roger Steinman AP
Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) falls to the ground after suffering a left hamstring attempting a 57-yard field-goal on the final play of the first half last weekend in Seattle’s wild-card playoff loss at Dallas. Friday, the Seahawks signed free-agent kicker Sam Ficken for 2019, increasing the possibility the team will let the 40-year-old Janikowski become a free agent in March rather than re-sign him. Roger Steinman AP

Gregg Bell is the Seahawks and NFL writer for The News Tribune. In January 2019 he was named the Washington state sportswriter of the year by the National Sports Media Association. He started covering the NFL in 2002 as the Oakland Raiders beat writer for The Sacramento Bee. The Ohio native began covering the Seahawks in their first Super Bowl season of 2005. In a prior life he graduated from West Point and served as a tactical intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, so he may ask you to drop and give him 10.