Seahawks end battle of the kickers, release Jason Myers

With his release, Sebastian Janikowski appears to have the kicking job all locked up midway through the preseason.

Jon Ryan isn't the only Seattle Seahawks specialist who will be looking for a new home.

Via Twitter, the Seahawks officially announced the release of kicker Jason Myers, who will join Ryan on the free agent market looking for another opportunity elsewhere.

To fill their respective roster spots, Seattle re-signed cornerback Elijah Battle and receiver Marvin Bracy, who both have spent brief stints with the team during training camp.

Despite not playing at all in 2017, Seattle signed Myers to a reserve/future contract immediately following the team's season finale as a replacement option for Blair Walsh.

In three previous seasons with the Jaguars, Myers converted on 81 percent of his 79 field goal attempts and made 10 field goals at 50-plus yards. During two preseason games with the Seahawks, Myers connected on both of his field goal opportunities but did not attempt an extra point kick.

With Myers now heading to the unemployment line, 40-year old veteran Sebastian Janikowski looks to have put his best foot forward to win Seattle's kicking competition.

Seeking to ramp up competition in the wake of Walsh's disappointing season, the Seahawks signed "The Polish Cannon" back in April after spending 17 seasons with the Raiders. He's bounced back nicely from a season-ending back injury with a perfect preseason thus far, nailing both of his field goal attempts and two extra points.

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