Jan 15, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Houston Texans kicker Neil Rackers (4) kicks a 33-yard field goal out of the hold of Matt Turk (1) in the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at M

Redskins sign veteran kicker Neil Rackers

Former Texans kicker Neil Rackers has reportedly told Fox 26 Sports that he has signed a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins.

Rackers, a 12 year veteran who has spent the past two seasons with the Housten Texans, was expected to sign a long-term deal with the team, but talks fell apart when the sides couldn’t come to an agreement.

We’ve had promises for awhile now on a long-term deal and they came to us with a minimum offer. So we just felt like the opportunity for advancement was not in Houston. We came in and did the job like they asked us to. Didn’t really feel like that was appreciated.


Rackers will be joining a team that has had kicking problems for quite some time. Despite some bright spots from current Redskins kicker Graham Gano, most of his career has been stained by blocked kicks and inconsistency.

Neil is also very excited to be going to Washington and competing for a starting job.

We’re headed to Washington. I visited with Coach (Mike) Shanahan and (special teams coach) Danny Smith out there yesterday and really enjoyed what they had to say. I’ll be competing for a job with Graham Gano, who is an established, good kicker


All Redskins fans should be extremely exited for this upgrade in the kicking game, and no longer will they have to pray for a made extra point.

With Robert Griffin III, I’m sure a lot of touchdowns will be scored, so lets all hope Rackers will be “racking” up points.


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