5 best free-agent signings in Arizona Cardinals history

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Kurt Warner
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Neil Rackers – K (2003)

It’s not often a kicker lands onto a list of best free-agent signings. Especially a free agent signing who came to the team at midseason in November of 2003. Before he signed with the Cardinals, Neil Rackers was one of the worst kickers in football, converting just 65.6 percent of his kicks.

During his time in Arizona, Rackers led the NFL twice in conversion percentage. Once in 2005 when he finished 40-for-42, and again in 2009 when he converted 16-of-17. For his efforts in 2005, Rackers earned a spot on the NFC Pro Bowl and NFL All-Pro Team.

Following his success in Arizona, he finished his career with the Houston Texans, where he converted all but nine field goal attempts.

Rackers also set a career-high for career-long in Houston when he converted a 57-yard field goal, topping his previous long of 55 yards, which he achieved with the Cardinals in 2004.