The Redskins cut Rackers on Monday, giving Graham Gano the kicking duties for another season despite an NFL-high 10 missed field goal attempts in 2011.|||||||
Rackers' release came as the Redskins trimmed their roster to 75.
Rackers has signed with the Washington Redskins. Coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday that Rackers will compete with Graham Gano to be this season's kicker.|||||||
Rackers has played 12 seasons with Cincinnati, Arizona and Houston. He made 32 of 38 field goal attempts - including 4 of 5 from 50-plus yards - last year with the Texans.
Rackers made four field goals and added three extra points Sunday in a 40-33 loss to the Saints.|||||||
With Houston's red zone offense struggling, Rackers provided fantasy owners a boost with his 15 kicking points. He is tied for the NFL lead with Detroit's Calvin Johnson with 36 points, with the Lions' Jason Hanson close behind with 35.
The Texans have agreed to a deal with Rackers.|||||||
The team said he'll officially sign in the next couple of days. The 33-year-old, who spent the past seven years with the Arizona Cardinals, made 17 of 20 field goal attempts last season. He'll compete with Kris Brown, the only kicker in team history, who is coming off his worst season in Houston. He missed 11 field goals last season, including two in consecutive games against AFC South opponents that would have sent those games into overtime.
Rackers was inactive Sunday against the St. Louis Rams because of a groin injury.|||||||
Rackers has missed two games.