Posted April 25, 2012 on AP on Fox
Green_bay_packers_457b
Veteran free agent kicker Neil 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. Gano went 31 for 41 for the Redskins last year, but he had five attempts blocked.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

RG3 Can Be Redskins Rising Tide

April 26, 2012—the day the tide finally came in for the Washington Redskins.Sometime around 8:30 pm on Thursday evening, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will officially announce that Robert Griffin III, Quarterback, Baylor University, has been selected by the Redskins.There will be much rejoicing. And  I will be among those letting my inner child dance. Anyone who has lived...

Robert Griffin III believes he’ll have to beat out Rex Grossman

During a Q&A session with the media on Tuesday, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III said that Rex Grossman is the starting quarterback of the Washington Redskins and he’ll have to compete with him in order to become to win the job. “I have to go in and prove it to them. You can’t come in thinking that you’re a big-dog. I might be the second pick, I might be who the...

Redskins' Brandon Meriweather arrested for DUI

Police in Virginia say Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence after he refused a breath test. Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck says the NFL player was pulled over shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 66 outside of Washington and failed a sobriety test after refusing a breath test. Sternbeck says the...

Redskins select Robert Griffin III, Grade A+

The Washington Redskins would have loved to get Luck, but Robert Griffin is a very nice consolation prize. He fits perfectly into the Shanahan offense and already has a few decent weapons to work with. This is exactly the pick Mike Shanahan needed to turn things around in Washington, and despite the lack of picks in upcoming drafts, I have no doubt that Daniel Snyder will make sure...

2012 NFL Draft: Redskins Select Robert Griffin III

The Washington Redskins have made their big splash to get themselves out of the NFC East basement.  Coach Shanahan has got his guy who he will fully expect to start game 1 this season. Can RGIII meet all of the hype and come in and perform like Cam Newton did this year for Carolina.  I believe he can.  He seems to have all the tools that a stud QB needs. Season Passing   Rushing...

Redskins sign free agent linebacker Chris Wilson

The Washington Redskins have signed free agent linebacker Chris Wilson, who returns to the team after two years in the CFL. Wilson played for Washington from 2007-10, mostly as a reserve pass-rushing defensive end and special teams player. He had four sacks during his rookie season. Wilson then moved on to the B.C. Lions of the Canadian league. Wilson is projected to play linebacker...

Washington Selects RG3

In a pick that was as surprising as the previous one, the Washington Redskins select Robert Griffin III of Baylor with the second pick. Washington traded with the Rams for this pick weeks ago with the knowledge RG3 was their guy. The expectations will be high after Cam Newton had a successful rookie season.
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.