Rackers’ groin forces backup plan UPDATE

Posted by Darren Urban on November 26, 2009 – 8:33 am

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.

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4 Responses to “Rackers’ groin forces backup plan UPDATE”

  1. By Jesus on Nov 26, 2009 | Reply

    what is hightower’slongest kick in practice

  2. By darrenurban on Nov 26, 2009 | Reply

    Jesus —

    He has made one from 55 yards in Flagstaff.

  3. By Eazy E on Nov 26, 2009 | Reply

    Just please don’t get nugent if rackers injury worsens, much rather have matt bryant! Glad Rackers seems like he’s good.

  4. By Year2remember on Nov 27, 2009 | Reply

    You can’t replace Rackers! Kickers can kick, but not all can tackle down the field and lay somebody out! He’s not a soccer player that plays footbal, he’s a football player that happens to be able to kick!

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