It has been reported that the Arizona Cardinals have signed free agent kicker Jay Feely, meaning that Neil Rackers will not re-sign a contract to stay in Glendale. Now, with several reports and quotes saying that the Ravens are interested in bringing in a veteran kicker for the 2010 season, they will have the choice between Shayne Graham and Neil Rackers. As I’ve said, I believe Neil Rackers is a better choice, and I also believe that Shayne Graham will most likely end up back in Cincinnati.
Interestingly enough, the Cardinals actually wanted Rackers back, and gave him a “substantial” offer when Free Agency started. The Cardinals needed to sign Feely after Rackers and his agent did not respond to the offer. This offer does make the Ravens signing Rackers a bit tricky, however. They may not be willing to fork over a huge amount of money for a kicker, so Graham may sneak back into the conversation.