Neil Rackers is battling a right groin injury and has been for a while now. He seemed to have it get worse in pregame Monday, and the reason Rackers’ kickoffs were so out of the ordinary and short was because the coaches told him to pull back so he wouldn’t create more problems for himself. He was hurting afterward and when I bumped into him Tuesday, he acknowledged he was pretty sore.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team could have to sign someone for the short-term. Don’t be surprised to see the Cards ink former Jets and Bucs kicker Mike Nugent, although Whisenhunt said the team can wait until later in the week to make a move.