Gano holds off Rackers in Redskins kicking battle
Last Modified: February 16. 2013 7:58PM
Rackers was among the first round of cuts Monday as the Redskins trimmed their roster to 75 players.
Gano won a competition that was mainly decided on the practice field. The Redskins attempted only two field goals in their first three preseason games, both by Rackers. He made a 28-yarder and missed from 54.
The 25-year-old Gano missed an NFL-high 10 field goal attempts last season, but five were blocked. He's made 74 percent of his attempts since joining the Redskins during the 2009 season, the second-worst percentage in the NFL over that span.
The 36-year-old Rackers has played for Cincinnati, Atlanta and Houston over 12 seasons.