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Neil Rackers

Neil Rackers - #1 - K

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 207 lbs.
Birthday 08/16/1976
Birthplace St. Louis, MO
College Illinois
Years played 13
Drafted 2000, 6th round, 3rd pick by Bengals

Redskins cut PK Rackers, trade CB Barnes

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 6:47 p.m. ET
Graham Gano won the Redskins' PK competition with Neil Rackers, as the team cut Rackers. It also traded CB Kevin Barnes to Detroit.

Gano, Rackers battling to be Redskins kicker

Posted Aug. 11, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
One of four preseason games down and the Redskins are no closer to resolving their kicking competition.

Redskins sign LB Goff

Posted April 30, 2012 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
The Redskins signed former Giants LB Jonathan Goff, the team announced on Monday.

Report: Redskins add PK Rackers

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
The Redskins have signed PK Neil Rackers to a one-year deal, according to PFW correspondent John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Texans may draft kicker for first time ever

Posted March 17, 2012 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
With Houston possibly not being able to afford PK Neil Rackers, it could make franchise history, drafting a kicker for the first time.

Rackers FG gives Texans OT win over Redskins

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Neil Rackers kicked a 35-yard field goal with 3:24 left in overtime, and Matt Schaub's 497 set a franchise record Sunday as the Houston Texans improved to 2-0 with a 30-27 win over the Washington Redskins.

Kickoffs help steady Rackers win PK job

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
Accurate on field goals, Neil Rackers' kickoffs played a key role in him winning the Texans' PK job over longtime incumbent Kris Brown.

Report: Texans choose PK Rackers over Brown

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 11:57 a.m. ET
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.

Competition between Rackers, Brown one to watch in Houston

Posted April 07, 2010 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
The Texans' addition of ex-Cardinal Neil Rackers sets up an intriguing PK competition between Rackers and Kris Brown, who has held the position since the franchise began play in 2002.

Cardinals sign PK Feely

Posted April 02, 2010 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
The Cardinals announced Friday that they have signed PK Jay Feely to a two-year deal. Terms were undisclosed.

Atogwe tender still puzzles Rams insiders

Posted March 28, 2010 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
The Rams' decision to tender O.J. Atogwe at the lowest level risks the loss of one of their few quality players, according to NFC Whispers.


Posted Aug. 27, 2012
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.
Posted April 25, 2012
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.
Posted Sept. 26, 2011
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.
Posted April 06, 2010
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.
Posted Dec. 20, 2009
Rackers was inactive Sunday against the St. Louis Rams because of a groin injury.||||||| Rackers has missed two games.