With kicker Neil Rackers still nursing a sore groin, the Cardinals apparently will work out contacted veteran kickers Mike Nugent and Matt Bryant. There was the report of a tryout, but there was no tryout — just a backup plan in case Rackers worsens. Rackers is expected to play.
Rackers is a gutty guy and he’d have to be pretty bad to not go, I’d suspect. Plus, running back Tim Hightower works on his kicking weekly, so he can serve in a pinch. Rackers hurt his hamstring during warmups of the Carolina game but he got past that. Rackers seemed OK yesterday.
I’ll say this: Unlike any other position, you can usually bring in a kicker at the last second — Saturday? — and still have it work out without practice, so the Cards can afford to wait and see.
Tags: Matt Bryant, Mike Nugent, Neil Rackers
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