Player Page

Neil Rackers | Place Kicker | #1

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (40) / 8/16/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 207
College: Illinois
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 6 (169) / CIN
Contract: view contract details
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

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

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Lindley
2Phillip Sims
3Josh Freeman
4Keith Wenning
5Bryan Bennett
6Ryan Williams
7Seth Lobato
8Brad Sorensen
9Mike Bercovici
10Tim Tebow
11G.J. Kinne
12Sean Renfree
13B.J. Daniels
14Johnny Manziel
15Brandon Doughty
16Charlie Whitehurst
17Jerrod Johnson
18R.J. Archer
19Josh Woodrum
20Marquise Williams
21Max Wittek
22Joe Licata
23Garrett Gilbert
24Dustin Vaughan
25Dylan Thompson
26Cody Fajardo
27Shane Carden
28Griffin Neal
29McLeod Bethel-Thompson
30Pat Devlin
31Matt Blanchard
32Dan LeFevour
33Austin Trainor
34Jerry Lovelocke
35Chase Rettig
36Chandler Harnish
37Jake Waters
38Dalyn Williams
RB1Joseph Randle
2Zurlon Tipton
3Toby Gerhart
4Alonzo Harris
5LaMichael James
6C.J. Spiller
7Jhurell Pressley
8Brandon Burks
9Dominique Williams
10Andre Williams
11Stephen Houston
12Stevan Ridley
13Anthony Dixon
14Josh Harris
15Zac Stacy
16Mike James
17Brandon Wegher
18Brandon Ross
19Brandon Brown-Dukes
20Kenneth Harper
21Jawon Chisholm
22Bronson Hill
23Storm Johnson
24Jahwan Edwards
25Ross Scheuerman
26Darrin Reaves
27Jerome Smith
28Isaiah Pead
29Dan Herron
30LaVance Taylor
31Keshawn Hill
32Senorise Perry
33Joe Banyard
34Michael Dyer
35Jeremy Stewart
GLB1Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Darrel Young
3Erik Lorig
4Emil Igwenagu
5Jorvorskie Lane
6Julian Howsare
7Joe Don Duncan
8Tommy Bohanon
9Ryan Mueller
10Derrick Coleman
11Henry Hynoski
12Trey Millard
13Brad Smelley
14Rod Smith
15Patrick Skov
16Soma Vainuku
17Jordan Campbell
18Sam Bergen
19Alstevis Squirewell
20Zach Boren
21Kiero Small
22J.C. Copeland
23Joey Iosefa
24Blake Renaud
25John Conner
26Sione Houma
WR11Jerome Simpson
2Greg Jennings
3Marques Colston
4Dwayne Bowe
5James Jones
6Preston Parker
7Greg Little
8Kris Durham
9Rueben Randle
10Rasheed Bailey
11Cayleb Jones
12Kyle Prater
13Josh Morgan
14Jacoby Ford
15Tyler Davis
16Hakeem Nicks
17Douglas McNeil
18Chris Hubert
19Miles Austin
20Kain Colter
21DeAndre Reaves
22Greg Salas
23Keshawn Martin
24Tony Washington
25Armon Binns
26Carlton Mitchell
27Nick Harwell
28Reggie Dunn
29Jake Kumerow
30Rodney Smith
31Terrell Sinkfield
32Issac Blakeney
33Hunter Sharp
34Tevin Reese
35Joshua Stangby
36Nate Washington
37Jared Dangerfield
38Bralon Addison
39Jaxon Shipley
40Andrew Turzilli
41Zach D'Orazio
42Kenzel Doe
43Solomon Patton
44Rashad Lawrence
45Robert Herron
46Ricky Collins
47T.J. Graham
48Damaris Johnson
49Damian Williams
50Josh Lenz
51Josh Stewart
52Marlon Moore
53Jarrett Boykin
54Lance Lewis
55Joseph Anderson
56Josh Harper
57Shaq Evans
58Travis Labhart
59Donatella Luckett
60Devin Lucien
61Tyler Murphy
62Marquez Clark
63Quinshad Davis
64Marcus Tucker
65Rashaun Simonise
66Reece Horn
67Chandler Worthy
68David Porter
69L'Damian Washington
70Richard Mullaney
71Duke Williams
72Jeff Beathard
73Tyler McDonald
74Ezell Ruffin
75DaVaris Daniels
76Jamel Johnson
WR21Roddy White
2Brian Hartline
3Ace Sanders
4Riley Cooper
5Chris Givens
6Marcus Thigpen
7Devin Street
8Denarius Moore
9Ryan Whalen
10Joe Morgan
11Jacoby Jones
12Matt Hazel
13Jonathan Krause
14Ryan Broyles
15Emory Blake
16Austin Pettis
17A.J. Jenkins
18R.J. Harris
19Kevin Smith
20DeMarcus Ayers
21Onterio McCalebb
22Jaydon Mickens
23Nathan Palmer
24Andy Jones
25DeVier Posey
26Tandon Doss
27Andre Debose
28Shakim Phillips
29Aaron Dobson
30Mike Brown
31Devante Davis
32Devon Wylie
33Frankie Hammond
34Jay Lee
35Mike Williams
36Jimmie Hunt
37Marvin Hall
38Mekale McKay
39Reggie Bell
40DeAndre Carter
41Brandon Shippen
42Valdez Showers
43Amir Carlisle
44Milton Williams III
45Michael Preston
46Phil Bates
47Max McCaffrey
48Paul McRoberts
49Daniel Rodriguez
50A.J. Cruz
51James Butler
52Anthony Dable
53Antwan Goodley
54Isiah Ferguson
55Clyde Gates
56Ryan Lankford
57Kadron Boone
58Marcus Harris
59Tom Nelson
60Leonard Hankerson
61Juron Criner
62Stephen Hill
63Saalim Hakim
64Kashif Moore
65Kenbrell Thompkins
66Paul Browning
67Austin Willis
68Titus Davis
69Andre Davis
70Demetrius Wilson
71Josh Reese
72DiAndre Campbell
73Trevor Harman
74Michael Bennett
75Durron Neal
76David Glidden
77Kieran Duncan
78Jarvis Turner
79T.J. Thorpe
80Trindon Holliday
81Chris King
82Tevin Jones
83Marken Michel
84Christion Jones
85Levi Norwood
86Ed Williams
87Danny Anthrop
WR31Riley Cooper
2Marques Colston
3Chris Givens
TE1Owen Daniels
2Craig Stevens
3Scott Chandler
4Dante Rosario
5Zach Sudfeld
6Jim Dray
7Tony Moeaki
8Mickey Shuler
9Ryan O'Malley
10Andrew Quarless
11Matt Spaeth
12Kyle Miller
13Michael Cooper
14Beau Gardner
15Nic Jacobs
16E.J. Bibbs
17Bruce Miller
18Chase Ford
19Nick Kasa
20Chase Dixon
21Richard Gordon
22Brian Parker
23Orson Charles
24Rob Housler
25Connor Hamlett
26Casey Pierce
27Mike McFarland
28Chris Pantale
29Rob Blanchflower
30Jacob Maxwell
31Chase Coffman
32Thomas Duarte
33Henry Krieger-Coble
34David Paulson
35Justice Cunningham
36Ryan Malleck
37Steve Maneri
38Cameron Clear
39D.J. Williams
40Ryan Taylor
41Konrad Reuland
42Brett Brackett
43Michael Egnew
44Adrien Robinson
45Kevin Greene
46Brandon Barden
47Gerell Robinson
48Jay Rome
49Kivon Cartwright
50Jake McGee
51J.P. Holtz
52Bryce Williams
53Braxton Deaver
54M.J. McFarland
55Clayton Echard
56Anthony Denham
57Jake Murphy
58Rory Anderson
59John Peters
60Tim Semisch
61Jack Tabb
62Arthur Lynch
63Dan Light
64Jordan Thompson
LT1Matt McCants
2Tyson Chandler
3Takoby Cofield
4Dallas Thomas
5Micah Hatchie
6Jason Fox
7Kyle Roberts
8Rob Crisp
9Colin Kelly
10Jeremy Vujnovich
11Pierce Burton
12Eugene Monroe
13Charles Brown
14Cameron Bradfield
15Reid Fragel
16Carter Bykowski
17Andrew McDonald
18Justin Renfrow
19David Foucault
20Cody Booth
21Vince Kowalski
22David Hedelin
23Taylor Fallin
24Tyler Johnstone
25Matt Feiler
26John Weidenaar
27Lars Hanson
28Garry Williams
29Cameron Jefferson
30Jordan Swindle
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Cyril Richardson
3Jamil Douglas
4Mackenzy Bernadeau
5Josh James
6David Arkin
7Edawn Coughman
8Martin Wallace
9Ben Heenan
10Antoine Everett
11Clay DeBord
12Lene Maiava
13Jamison Lalk
14Austin Shepherd
15Jesse Davis
16Chris Watt
17Brian Folkerts
18Matthew Masifilo
19Oni Omoile
20Al Bond
21Tanner Hawkinson
22Adrian Bellard
23Collin Rahrig
24Vi Teofilo
25Jake Bernstein
26Darren Keyton
27Isiah Cage
28Alex Cooper
29Chris Barker
30Arturo Uzdavinis
31Garrick Mayweather
32Kaleb Eulls
C1Daniel Munyer
2Marcus Henry
3Fernando Velasco
4Jacques McClendon
5Drew Nowak
6Garth Gerhart
7Jack Allen
8Dillon Day
9Manuel Ramirez
10Julian Vandervelde
11Josh LeRibeus
12Mitchell Bell
13Braxston Cave
14Robert Kugler
15Trevor Robinson
16James Stone
17Reese Dismukes
18Kyle Friend
19Dillon Farrell
20Barrett Jones
21Dalton Freeman
22Ian Silberman
23Kristjan Sokoli
24Mike Matthews
25Ben Clarke
26Ross Burbank
27Brian De La Puente
28Quinton Schooley
RG1Todd Herremans
2Louis Vasquez
3Garrett Gilkey
4Geoff Schwartz
5Cyril Lemon
6Amini Silatolu
7Kitt O'Brien
8Jordan Devey
9Darrion Weems
10Leon Brown
11Ryan Seymour
12Jared Smith
13Lawrence Okoye
14Will Pericak
15Andrew Gardner
16Paul Fanaika
17Antoine McClain
18Karim Barton
19Brett Boyko
20Malcolm Bunche
21Adam Replogle
22Ryker Mathews
23Boston Stiverson
24Zach Sterup
25Terran Vaughn
26Donovan Williams
27Trip Thurman
28Shahbaz Ahmed
29Kadeem Edwards
30Alex Balducci
31Michael Liedtke
32Matt Rotheram
33Blake Muir
34Jarvis Harrison
35Mike McQueen
RT1Kevin Graf
2Avery Young
3J'Marcus Webb
4Khalif Barnes
5Erik Pears
6Tayo Fabuluje
7Adrian Bellard
8Keavon Milton
9Bryce Harris
10Mitchell Van Dyk
11Jeff Adams
12William Poehls
13Donald Hawkins
14John Kling
15Nick Ritcher
16Patrick Miller
17Lamar Holmes
18Luke Marquardt
19Michael Ola
20Zeth Ramsay
21Marquis Lucas
22Justin Murray
23Ryan Mack
24Aaron Epps
25Torian White
26Kona Schwenke
K1Josh Scobee
2Blair Walsh
3Travis Coons
4Josh Brown
5Carey Spear
6Billy Cundiff
7Jaden Oberkrom
8Nick Rose
9Marshall Koehn
10John Lunsford
11Mike Meyer
12Andrew Furney
13Justin Manton
14Corey Acosta
15Ross Martin
16Ka'imi Fairbairn
17Giorgio Tavecchio
18Marshall Morgan
19Shaun Suisham
20Brandon Bogotay
21Zach Hocker
22Kyle Brindza
23Taylor Bertolet
24Brad Craddock
25Aldrick Rosas
26Devon Bell
27Shayne Graham
28Jonathan Brown
29Tom Obarski
30Ty Long