Neil RackersK WAS (9) 3 years ago
Free agent K Neil Rackers worked out for the Jets on Thursday.
Fellow kickers Derek Dimke, Garrett Lindholm, and Kenny Spencer were also in attendance. Dimke impressed Gang Green the most, and he was signed to a three-year contract. Rackers, 36, hasn't kicked in a regular season game since making 32-of-38 field goals in 2011 with the Texans.
Neil RackersK WAS (9) 4 years ago9 Comments
Redskins released K Neil Rackers.
A tight battle between Rackers and incumbent Graham Gano is over a week earlier than expected. Perhaps the Redskins want to bring in another challenger after Rackers went just 1-for-2 on field goals in preseason games and came up shorter on kickoffs. The Ravens released Billy Cundiff on Sunday.
Neil RackersK WAS (9) 4 years ago1 Comment
Coach Mike Shanahan doesn't expect his kicking competition to be decided until after the preseason schedule is finished.
Incumbent Graham Gano and challenger Neil Rackers have been even through spring practices. While Gano has the stronger leg for kickoffs and long field goals, Rackers has been the more consistent of the two.
Neil RackersK WAS (9) 4 years ago3 Comments
Redskins signed K Neil Rackers to a one-year contract.
The Texans showed little interest in bringing back Rackers after he finished near the bottom of the league in kickoff distance. Redskins incumbent Graham Gano has a stronger leg, but Rackers is more consistent on field goals. It's conceivable that the team will end up carrying both kickers to start the season. The Texans will likely address the position in the draft.
Neil RackersK WAS (9) 4 years ago
The Redskins hosted free agent K Neil Rackers on Monday.
Rackers converted on 32-of-38 field goals with the Texans in 2011, but the two sides have yet to come to an agreement on an extension. Washington's incumbent kicker, Graham Gano, is still under contract, but he hit only 75-percent of his field goal tries a season ago.
Neil RackersK WAS (9) 5 years ago1 Comment
Free agent K Neil Rackers said during his exit interview Monday that he wants to re-sign with the Texans.
Reliant Stadium's retractable roof and Houston's potent offense make for a comfy kicking combination. "I want to be a Texan," said Rackers. "Great organization, great teammates, obviously great ball club. ... If the Texans want me and I'm back here, I would love that." Rackers, who turns 36 before next season, nailed 32-of-38 field-goal tries during the 2011 campaign.
Neil RackersK WAS (9) 5 years ago
Working with a new holder for the first time, Neil Rackers made field goals of 49 and 47 yards in Monday's preseason opener.
Rackers lost his holder in Matt Turk and is now working with Brad Maynard. It's not a concern. Rackers has hit on 89 percent or more of his field goals over the last three seasons and went 3-of-4 from 50-plus yards out last year. He's a top-10 kicker.