Texans lose Rackers to Redskins

Veteran kicker Neil Rackers, who stabilized the Houston Texans kicking situation the past two years, has agreed to a deal with the Washington Redskins.

Fox-26 in Houston reported the deal is for one-year.

Rackers said he is disappointed to be leaving the Texans, whom he said offered only a minimum deal to retain him. Instead, he heads to D.C. where he will compete with Graham Gano.

"I wasn't real excited to leave the Texans," Rackers said. "That's a decision they made not us.

"We've had promises for awhile now on a long-term deal and they came to us with a minimum offer," Rackers said. "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."

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