Texans Pass on Signing a Kicker
Neil Rackers on his tryout with the Texans: “We all hit the ball really well,but they told us they’re not ready 2 make a move at this point”
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 6, 2013
The Houston Texans worked out three kickers today bringing in veterans Neil Rackers, Shayne Graham and Justin Medlock to see if they would replace struggling Texans kicker Randy Bullock. According to Rackers, the Texans are passing on signing any of the veterans and sticking with Bullock.
Bullock is 13 of 21 this season on field goal attempts and is currently 7 for 11 (40-49 yards) and 0 for 4 (50+) and is currently making 61.9% of his kicks . Bullock has a strong leg and really helps the special teams on kickoff where he currently has 16 touch backs this season, but his field goal kicking has left something to be desired.
Sitting at 2-6 changing kickers at this point could be too late during the season to see a real difference, but the Texans are content on sticking with their 5th round pick (2012 draft) to continue kicking duties.