Graham Gano just gulped, hard.
The Redskins have signed kicker Neil Rackers, according to Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston.
“We’re headed to Washington,” said Rackers, who spent the last two years in Houston. “I visited with Coach Shanahan and [special teams coach] Danny Smith out there [Monday] 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 wanted to stay in Houston, but that the Texans never came through with a multi-year offer.
“We’ve had promises for a while 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.”
Gano probably isn’t as excited.