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Saints | Working out kickers

Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:27:20 -0800

The New Orleans Saints are working out a group of kickers that includes free-agent PKs Derek Dimke (Buccaneers), Shayne Graham (Browns) and Neil Rackers (Redskins), with PK Garrett Hartley struggling.

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Texans | Sticking with Randy Bullock?

Wed, 06 Nov 2013 09:39:01 -0800

Free-agent PK Neil Rackers (Redskins), who was one of three free-agent kickers to work out for the Houston Texans Tuesday, Nov. 5, said that Houston is not ready to move on from PK Randy Bullock just yet. "We all hit the ball really well, but they told us they were not ready to make a move at this point," Rackers said.

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Texans | To work out three kickers

Mon, 04 Nov 2013 17:51:36 -0800

The Houston Texans will bring in free-agent PKs Shayne Graham (Browns), Justin Medlock (Raiders) and Neil Rackers (Redskins) for tryouts Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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Seahawks | Will work out kickers

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:01:11 -0800

Free-agent PK Ryan Longwell (Vikings) and PK Neil Rackers (Redskins) are among the kickers the Seattle Seahawks will be working out this week because of the injury to PK Steven Hauschka (calf).

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Patriots | Stephen Gostkowski's job in jeopardy?

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 20:55:49 -0700

The New England Patriots brought in free-agent PKs Billy Cundiff (Redskins), Graham Gano (Redskins) and Neil Rackers (Redskins) for workouts Wednesday, Oct. 31. It's uncertain if either is a serious threat to PK Stephen Gostkowski, or just being look at in the event of an emergency.

Fantasy Tip: Gostkowski has converted seven straight field goals, and 17-of-20 on the season, so it is unlikely he is in danger of losing his job to one of these retreads. He remains a reliable fantasy kicker going forward.

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Redskins | Neil Rackers released

Mon, 27 Aug 2012 06:13:11 -0700

The Washington Redskins released PK Neil Rackers Monday, Aug. 27, according to a league source.

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Redskins | Kicker battle unfolding

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 21:14:16 -0700

Washington Redskins PKs Graham Gano and Neil Rackers each kicked head-to-head from distances of 30, 37, 42 and 49 yards. Gano went 5-for-6 with a miss wide right from 49 yards out on the right hash. Rackers made four of his six attempts.

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Redskins | Coach expects lengthy battle for kicker job

Wed, 13 Jun 2012 11:09:17 -0700

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he expects the competition between PKs Graham Gano and Neil Rackers to go on until the end of the preseason. Shanahan said both have performed well during offseason workouts.

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Redskins | Neil Rackers not guaranteed anything

Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:01:14 -0700

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said the team did not guarantee PK Neil Rackers anything when he signed with the team and that he will have to compete with PK Graham Gano for the job.

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Redskins | Neil Rackers signs one-year deal

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:22:22 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Washington Redskins signed free-agent PK Neil Rackers (Texans) to a one-year deal Tuesday, April 24. He is expected to compete with PK Graham Gano for the starting placekicking chores in training camp.

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Redskins | Close to signing Neil Rackers

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:00:55 -0700

The Washington Redskins are expected to sign free-agent PK Neil Rackers (Texans), and he will compete with PK Graham Gano for the starting job in training camp.

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Redskins | Neil Rackers visits

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:12:10 -0700

The Washington Redskins met with free-agent PK Neil Rackers (Texans) Monday, April 23.

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NFL | Neil Rackers has new agent

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 05:20:39 -0700

Free-agent PK Neil Rackers (Texans) has signed with ProStar Sports Agency.

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Texans | Neil Rackers moving up franchise list

Mon, 19 Dec 2011 18:15:35 -0800

Houston Texans PK Neil Rackers had seven points in Week 15 against the Carolina Panthers, giving him 115 points on the season. He is tied with former PK Kris Brown for third-most points in a single season. Brown also had 115 points in 2007.

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Texans | Neil Rackers to handle kickoffs

Mon, 05 Dec 2011 15:59:07 -0800

Houston Texans PK Neil Rackers will handle the kickoffs in the immediate future with P Brett Hartmann (knee) out for the year. The team will consider signing free-agent P Matt Turk (Jaguars) to replace Hartmann.

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Texans | Neil Rackers ties franchise record

Sun, 27 Nov 2011 22:26:44 -0800

Houston Texans PK Neil Rackers tied a franchise record in Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars with a 53-yard field goal.

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Texans | Brett Hartmann, Neil Rackers splitting kickoffs

Wed, 02 Nov 2011 21:37:51 -0700

Houston Texans PKs Brett Hartmann and Neil Rackers continue to split kickoffs. "We're going to continue to work them both and we got to get better at it," head coach Gary Kubiak said. "Let me just say that. We got a little competition going on."

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Texans | Unsure who will kickoff in Week 7

Fri, 21 Oct 2011 22:16:21 -0700

Houston Texans special teams coordinator Joe Marciano replaced P Brett Hartmann on kickoffs in the Week 6 game against the Baltimore Ravens. PK Neil Rackers replaced him in that game, and might kickoff in Week 7. "It was a little windy in Baltimore and he (Hartmann) struggled on that one and flipped the field position for us," Kubiak said. "Neil has been kicking very well for us, so Joe put him in there. We'll see."

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Texans | Neil Rackers manages just two points

Sun, 16 Oct 2011 16:51:15 -0700

Houston Texans PK Neil Rackers had just two extra points in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens. He needs just one more point to pass former Cleveland Browns PK Don Cockroft (1,080) for 38th place on the NFL's all-time kick scoring list.

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Texans | Neil Rackers looks to move up all-time list

Sat, 15 Oct 2011 20:09:44 -0700

Houston Texans PK Neil Rackers needs three points in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens to pass former Cleveland Browns PK Don Cockroft (1,080) for 38th place on the NFL's all-time kick scoring list.

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Texans | Neil Rackers busy in opening game

Sun, 11 Sep 2011 18:28:59 -0700

Houston Texans PK Neil Rackers had a pair of field goals and four extra points in Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Texans | Five named as captains

Fri, 09 Sep 2011 17:01:48 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Friday, Sept. 9, that QB Matt Schaub and WR Andre Johnson are the team's offensive captains, with PK Neil Rackers the special teams captain, and LB DeMeco Ryans and DL Antonio D. Smith are defensive captains.

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Texans | Neil Rackers probable for Week 17

Fri, 31 Dec 2010 15:05:42 -0800

Houston Texans PK Neil Rackers (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Dec. 31, and is probable for Week 17. Rackers will play.

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Texans | Two miss practice Thursday

Thu, 30 Dec 2010 13:59:44 -0800

Houston Texans CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring) and PK Neil Rackers (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 30, according to HoustonTexans.com.

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Texans | Six sit out practice Wednesday

Wed, 29 Dec 2010 12:34:31 -0800

Houston Texans TE Garrett Graham (hamstring), DTs Shaun Cody (knee) and Earl Mitchell (ankle), LB Darryl Sharpton (shoulder), CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring) and PK Neil Rackers (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, reports HoustonTexans.com.

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Texans | Two probable for Week 16

Fri, 24 Dec 2010 13:39:38 -0800

Houston Texans PK Neil Rackers (hamstring) and DL Damione Lewis (illness) did not practice Friday, Dec. 24, and are probable for Week 16. Both are expected to play.

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Texans | Two miss practice Thursday

Thu, 23 Dec 2010 14:03:33 -0800

Houston Texans TE Garrett Graham (hamstring) and PK Neil Rackers (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 23, according to HoustonTexans.com.

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Texans | Neil Rackers is hurting

Wed, 22 Dec 2010 19:54:53 -0800

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Wednesday, Dec. 22, that PK Neil Rackers (hamstring) is missing practice as more of a precautionary measure, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. "Neil, just being smart with his hamstring," Kubiak said of the absence of Rackers in Wednesday's practice.

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Texans | Three miss practice Wednesday

Wed, 22 Dec 2010 15:36:19 -0800

Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing (knee, ankle, foot), TE Garrett Graham (hamstring) and PK Neil Rackers (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 22, according to HoustonTexans.com.

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Texans | Two limited Friday, probable for Week 15

Fri, 17 Dec 2010 16:14:12 -0800

Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing (knee, finger, neck) and PK Neil Rackers (hamstring) were limited during practice Friday, Dec. 17. Both are listed as probable for Week 15 and are expected to play.

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Texans | Three miss Thursday practice

Thu, 16 Dec 2010 16:48:20 -0800

Housotn Texans LB Brian Cushing (knee, finger and neck), TE Garrett Graham (hamstring) and PK Neil Rackers (hamstring) all missed practice Thursday, Dec. 16.

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Texans | Two miss practice Wednesday

Wed, 15 Dec 2010 16:09:20 -0800

Houston Texans TE Garrett Graham (hamstring) and PK Neil Rackers (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 15.

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Texans | Neil Rackers wins kicking job

Fri, 03 Sep 2010 17:16:15 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said PK Neil Rackers' ability on kickoffs is one of the reasons the team chose him over PK Kris Brown for the upcoming season, reports The Associated Press.

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Texans | Neil Rackers wins kicking battle

Fri, 03 Sep 2010 04:22:11 -0700

Houston Texans PK Neil Rackers has won the team's kicking job over PK Kris Brown, according to John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle.

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Texans | Kris Brown miss may be costly

Thu, 02 Sep 2010 20:25:49 -0700

Houston Texans PK Kris Brown missed a 56-yard field goal attempt Thursday, Sept. 2, which could be costly for him, reports The Associated Press. Brown is battling with PK Neil Rackers for the team's kicking duties. Entering the game, neither missed a kick during the team's first three preseason games.

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Texans | Tough decision coming at kicker

Thu, 02 Sep 2010 09:56:08 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said he will have a tough decision to make at kicker between PKs Kris Brown and Neil Rackers, according to HoustonTexans.com's Nick Scurfield. "I make it because I have to make it," Kubiak said. "I've got to do that Friday. I'll weigh every factor. I'm no kicking guru, but I've been watching the kickers and what they do. I'm watching every kickoff in practice, which one I think fits best with our team. And that's the one we're going to go with, and like I've said, the other one's going to end up kicking for somebody else. It's no fun making that decision, but I've got to make it."

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Texans | Dead heat in kicker battle

Sun, 29 Aug 2010 06:47:47 -0700

Houston Texans PKs Kris Brown and Neil Rackers are in a dead heat for their battle for the team's kicking duties, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. Both were perfect on field goal attempts and extra points Saturday, Aug. 28, and head coach Gary Kubiak said it is going to be a tough decision. The deciding factor could come down to kickoff distance.

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Texans | Kicking competition a dead heat

Fri, 27 Aug 2010 10:39:15 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said there is no separation in the competition between PKs Kris Brown and Neil Rackers for the team's kicking job, reports CBSSports.com.

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Texans | Battle at kicker continues

Sat, 21 Aug 2010 17:21:30 -0700

Houston Texans PK Kris Brown hit his only field goal attempt for 43 yards and his single extra point attempt Saturday, Aug. 21, against the New Orleans Saints. PK Neil Rackers was also perfect, hitting a 52-yard field goal and his only extra point attempt.

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Texans | Kicker battle continues

Sat, 14 Aug 2010 21:05:14 -0700

Houston Texans PK Kris Brown hit both of his field goal attempts Saturday, Aug. 14. PK Neil Rackers hit his only field goal attempt. The two are competing for the team's kicker duties.

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Texans | Place kicker battle continues

Wed, 11 Aug 2010 20:58:42 -0700

Houston Texans PK Kris Brown looked automatic on field goals during practice Wednesday, Aug. 11, while PK Neil Rackers missed a few field goal attempts, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. LS Jon Week had a couple of high snaps, which may have contributed to Rackers' problems during the day.

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Texans | Kicking battle in progress

Sat, 07 Aug 2010 21:29:04 -0700

Houston Texans PK Kris Brown was 4-of-6 on field goal attempts during practice Saturday, Aug. 7, missing from 42 and 52 yards, while PK Neil Rackers was 6-of-6, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com.

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Texans | Battle at kicker about to begin

Sun, 01 Aug 2010 07:44:28 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said the battle at kicker between PKs Kris Brown and Neil Rackers will likely begin Tuesday, Aug. 3, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com.

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Texans | Neil Rackers dealing with injury

Fri, 21 May 2010 07:16:46 -0700

Houston Texans PK Neil Rackers (hamstring) is dealing with a hamstring injury and has not kicked during offseason workouts, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. Rackers will compete with PK Kris Brown for the team's kicking job.

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Texans | Rackers given $4.1 million deal

Mon, 05 Apr 2010 17:40:17 -0700

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Houston Texans gave PK Neil Rackers a two-year, $4.1 million deal that includes $350,000 guaranteed.

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Texans | Will keep K. Brown

Mon, 05 Apr 2010 17:23:45 -0700

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Houston Texans will keep PK Kris Brown after signing PK Neil Rackers. The team will have an open competition for their kicker position, with the best kicker getting the job.

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Texans | Reach agreement with Rackers

Mon, 05 Apr 2010 17:23:15 -0700

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Houston Texans have reached an agreement with free-agent PK Neil Rackers (Cardinals). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Jets | Expected to sign Rackers

Mon, 05 Apr 2010 15:55:54 -0700

Mark Cannizzaro, of the New York Post, reports the New York Jets are expected to sign unrestricted free-agent PK Neil Rackers (Cardinals) in the next few days.

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Jets | Expected to sign Rackers

Mon, 05 Apr 2010 07:03:44 -0700

Mark Cannizzaro, of the New York Post, reports the New York Jets will likely sign free-agent PK Neil Rackers (Cardinals), who will visit the team Tuesday, April 6.

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Jets | Rackers to visit Tuesday

Sun, 04 Apr 2010 20:15:21 -0700

Rich Cimini, of the New York Daily News, reports free-agent PK Neil Rackers (Cardinals) is scheduled to visit the New York Jets Tuesday, April 6, according to a source.

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