Neil Rackers was acquired in the off-season to challenge for Kris Brown's starting spot.
Rackers had a very successful career in Arizona, and he will provide a great challenge to Brown, who has struggled in late-game situations.
Brown made 21 field goals out of 32 opportunities last year, which gave him a career-low 65.6 percentage. Texans fans will probably never forget the two missed kicks against the Colts and Titans last year.
Although those late-game kicks would have only tied those contests, many people believe that Brown's misses caused the Texans to miss out on the playoffs once again.
Therefore, Neil Rackers is in Houston to challenge Brown. Rackers battled a groin injury late last season, but still converted on 16 of 17 field goal chances in his final season in Arizona.
Rackers was a consistent performer for the Cardinals. He made 40 kicks in 2005 and was named to the Pro Bowl that season as well.
If Rackers gets healthy in time for training camp, he could definitely push Brown out of his starting duties.