Raiders Sign Former Chiefs Kicker

After placing K Sebastian Janikowski on the injury report with a left hamstring injury on Thursday, the Oakland Raiders have signed former Kansas City Chiefs K Dave Rayner to take his place on Sunday.

Rayner joined the Chiefs back in 2007 when he took the place of rookie Justin Medlock, who now kicks in the CFL.  The journeyman appeared in 10 games for Kansas City, hitting just 15 of his 22 field goal attempts (68%).  He worked out for the Raiders on Friday.

For his career, Rayner has made just over 73% of his field goals.  He played for the Detroit Lions last season before heading to camp in 2011 with the Dallas Cowboys, who released him in the preseason.

Losing Janikowski is a huge blow to the Raiders offense.  He is in the middle of his best season, hitting over 92% of his field goal attempts, including six of at least 50 yards.  In 51 career games, Rayner has made just seven field goals from 50 yards and beyond.

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