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Report: Kicker Neil Rackers Visiting With Baltimore Ravens

Neil Rackers
Neil Rackers

Arizona Cardinals kicker Neil Rackersis currently an unrestricted free agent, and since free agency has begun, Rackers' name is remained relatively unmentioned. Recently however, the team reportedly had interest in resigning him. After no progress was seemingly made, the Cardinals brought in free agent kicker Jay Feely over this past weekend.

Now it's being reported that Rackers is visiting with the Baltimore Ravens:

The Ravens also have spoken with Neil Rackers, per a league source. They are definitely exploring the kicker market, but no action yet. Per Ravens' Insider Adam Wilson

It's been an interesting turn of events so far and a change at kicker might just be another move the front office is contemplating. Rackers has been with the Cardinals since 2003 and made the pro bowl in '05. Last season he was 16/17 with field goals, but struggled mightily on the playoffs when he missed a would-be game-winning field goal at the end of the fourth quarter against the Packers. He went on to miss another field goal in the loss to the New Orleans Saintsin the next round. Now Rackers can become the second Cardinal to join Baltimore after wide receiver Anquan Boldin was traded there earlier this month.

Rackers has been notoriously known for botching clutch kicks, but makes up for the misfortune with the intangibles he brings to the team. GM Rod Graves has already shaken up the roster and even stated the team was not "wedded" to resigning Rackers because of his past issues with clutch kicks. Either way it seems that we'll know very soon if Rackers will remain a Cardinal next season.