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Texans kicker feeling pressure last man standing

HOUSTON (AP) - The last original Houston Texan is fighting for his job at training camp.

Kicker Kris Brown is the only player who's appeared in all 128 franchise games.

The Texans signed free agent Neil Rackers in the offseason to compete with Brown, who made only 65.6 percent of his field-goal tries last season, a career low.

Rackers made the Pro Bowl in 2005 and made 16 of 17 attempts for Arizona last season.

The two kicked during a full-squad workout for the first time on

Tuesday. Rackers went 6-for-6, while Brown missed one 42-yarder in his six attempts.

Brown and Rackers have built a friendship through the competition, though Brown admitted he treated Rackers rudely when he first arrived in Houston. Both say they're prepared for the possibility that only one of them will make the final cut.

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