HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 18: Neil Rackers #4 of the Houston Texans reacts after missing a field goal attempt against the Carolina Panthers at Reliant Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The Redskins have let Neil Rackers go, meaning Graham Gano is likely to be the team's starting kicker when the regular season starts.
Rackers has long been one of the league's most dependable kickers, with strong stints with the Cardinals and the Texans in his 13-year career. However, he wasn't able to beat out Gano for the job. Neither kicker had the opportunity to make a strong case for the job in preseason, as the Redskins only attempted two field goals, with Rackers trying both and missing a 54-yarder. But it was unlikely the team would keep both players as they needed to make roster math work, and chose Gano, who has been with the team since a 2009 season that saw him nail three game-winning kicks in overtime.
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