Report: Texans choose PK Rackers over Brown

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 11:57 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Neil Rackers has won the Texans' placekicking job after a solid performance this preseason, displacing incumbent Kris Brown, according to PFW's Texans correspondent John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Brown, who has been with the Texans since the franchise's first season in 2002 and was the team's last original player, connected on only 66 percent of his field-goal attempts in 2009. The team signed Rackers, a former Pro Bowler in Arizona, this past offseason to compete for the PK duties. Each was productive in preseason action, with Rackers making all five of his FG attempts and Brown connecting on 4-of-5 attempts.

In PFW's season preview issue (on newsstands now), the Texans' kicker was listed as the No. 11 fantasy option at the position. A year ago with Arizona, Rackers made 16-of-17 FG attempts and 37-of-38 PATs.


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