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Neil Rackers | Place Kicker | #1

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (41) / 8/16/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 207
College: Illinois
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 6 (169) / CIN
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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. Thu, Apr 11, 2013 07:44:00 PM

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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.
Mon, Aug 27, 2012 08:58:00 AM

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.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 01:57:00 PM

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.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 07:14:00 PM

The Redskins hosted free agent K Neil Rackers on Monday.

Rackers converted 32-of-38 field goals with the Texans in 2011, but the sides have yet to come to an agreement. Washington's incumbent kicker, Graham Gano, is still under contract, but hit only 75-percent of his field goals a season ago.
Mon, Apr 23, 2012 06:18:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jan 16, 2012 02:57:00 PM

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, but it's not a concern. Rackers has hit 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.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 08:41:00 AM

Neil Rackers made two field goals of 54-plus yards in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

What hamstring? The Mile High air clearly helped Rackers, who is wrapping up a magnificent season. He has made 25-of-28 field goals on the year, including 8-of-11 from 40-plus yards. "I didn't kick in practice all week, so my leg felt fresh, and I had good ball contact," he said.
Mon, Dec 27, 2010 11:16:00 AM

Texans K Neil Rackers (hamstring) is listed as probable for Week 16.

Rackers has been sitting out or limited in some practices recently, but he's in zero danger of missing Sunday's matchup with Denver. Rackers is 22-of-25 on field goal attempts this season, and 37-of-37 on extra points.
Fri, Dec 24, 2010 04:31:00 PM

Neil Rackers was not hindered by hamstring soreness in Sunday's loss to the Titans.

Rackers made a 37-yard field goal and hit both his extra points. "I'm feeling a little sore," Rackers said, "but that's football. We'll be ready to rock (in Denver) again next week." Rackers is currently tied for eighth in the league in field goals made with 22.
Mon, Dec 20, 2010 10:37:00 AM

Coach Gary Kubiak confirmed Friday that Neil Rackers (hamstring, probable) will be "fine" to kick in Week 15.

Rackers has connected on 21-of-24 field goal tries this year. Texans-Titans is projected by Vegas to be Sunday's second highest scoring game (Jags-Colts is first), and we rank Rackers as the No. 1 kicker play for Week 15.
Fri, Dec 17, 2010 03:42:00 PM

Texans K Neil Rackers has yet to practice this week while dealing with a hamstring injury.

Coach Gary Kubiak says he's not concerned, and Rackers is expected to return to practice on Friday.
Thu, Dec 16, 2010 06:18:00 PM

Neil Rackers has beaten out Kris Brown for the Texans' placekicking job.

It's the right move. Rackers has been far more accurate throughout his career and Brown is now dealing with plantar fasciitis in his kicking foot. Rackers immediately becomes a viable fantasy starter thanks to the Texans' high-powered offense that allowed Brown 32 field-goal attempts last season. Brown, the last original Texan, will get a look elsewhere if he can prove his foot is healthy enough to kick.
Fri, Sep 3, 2010 09:59:00 AM

Coach Gary Kubiak confirmed that Neil Rackers and Kris Brown are "as even as they can be" right now.

Both kickers have been perfect in the preseason, although Rackers nailed a 52-yarder last week. He's the strong bet to win out. Teams with shaky kicking situations will have an eye on who gets cut here.
Fri, Aug 27, 2010 10:41:00 AM

Texans special teams coach Joe Marciano says competing Ks Neil Rackers and Kris Brown "are neck and neck right now."

While Brown is an original Texan (which scores him points in the media and possibly the fan base), Rackers has been far more accurate, and the team wouldn't have signed him if it was pleased with Brown. Expect Rackers to win.
Tue, Aug 3, 2010 02:47:00 AM

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