According to a report from PFW's Texans correspondent John McClain in the Houston Chronicle, PK Kris Brown, who was cut by the team on Saturday, has been placed on injured reserve because the team and player have yet to negotiate an injury settlement.
Brown has been hobbled by plantar fasciitis in his right foot and can't be waived until a financial settlement is agreed upon by him and the Texans. When that occurs, he will be released and free to sign with another team.
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 Neil 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 and available at PFWstore.com), 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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