Redskins sign PK Neil Rackers

According to various news reports, the Redskins have signed placekicker Neil Rackers. Rackers will likely compete with incumbent Graham Gano for the starting kicker job in this year’s training camp.

From Rich Tandler’s Real Redskins blog:

Last year in Houston he was good on 32 of 38 field goal attempts. Oddly, he was better from distances of 50 yards or more (four of five) than he was from 40 to 49 yards (four of eight).

Rackers’ best season came in 2005 when he was with the Cardinals. He make 40 of 42 field goals and was named first-team All-Pro. The Bengals drafted him in the sixth round of the 2000 draft and he was with them for three years before moving on to Arizona. In his career, he has made 80 percent of his field goal attempts.


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One Response to “Redskins sign PK Neil Rackers”

  1. clssylssy says:

    Great acquisition to my Redskins friends from a loyal Cardinal fan who hated to lose Rackers to Houston. The Cards were able to pull off several heartstoppers thanks to Rackers and were it not for him we likely wouldn’t have made it to the Superbowl. Congratulations and high fives!