Originally written on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 4/24/12

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 29: Kicker Neil Rackers #1 of the Arizona Cardinals looks on during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on October 29, 2006 in Green Bay Wisconsin. The Packers won 31-14. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Fox 26 in Houston is reporting that former Houston Texans kicker Neil Rackers told them he is signing with the Washington Redskins. 

"We're headed to Washington," Rackers said. "I visited with Coach Shanahan and Danny Smith (Special Teams) out there yesterday and really enjoyed what they had to say. I'll be competing for a job with Graham Gano, who is an established, good kicker."

Rackers said he preferred to stay in Houston but the Texans never came through with the multi year deal that Rackers was looking for. 

"We've had promises for awhile now on a long-term deal and they came to us with a minimum offer. So we just felt like the opportunity for advancement was not in Houston. We came in and did the job like they asked us to. Didn't really feel like that was appreciated. I am really excited to go to Washington. Really excited to compete. Really excited to hopefully win a job and be the guy in Washington."

The Redskins get a 35 year old veteran kicker in Rackers, who has a career field goal kicking percentage of 80 and a long of 57.



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