Texans set at kicker, but trying out punters

August 18, 2011 11:01:45 AM PDT
Houston coach Gary Kubiak is facing another tough special-teams decision in training camp. This time, he's deciding between punters, not kickers.

Rookie Brett Hartmann and veteran Brad Maynard are vying for the job after the Texans lost Matt Turk in free agency. Hartmann booted a 52-yard punt in Monday's preseason opener, but Maynard had a better net average -- 38.3 yards to Hartmann's 31.8.

Houston, meanwhile, is set with its kicker.

Neil Rackers connected from 47 and 49 yards in Monday's game, and has been consistent since beating out Kris Brown for the job last year. Rackers went 27-for-30 and was perfect inside 40 yards in 2010.

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