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.
Redskins Cuts 2012: Washington Releases Neil Rackers
The Redskins have let Neil Rackers go, meaning Graham Gano is likely to be the team's starting kicker when the regular season starts.