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Shane Lechler

Shane Lechler - #9 - P

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 230 lbs.
Birthday 08/07/1976
Birthplace Sealy, TX
College Texas A&M
Years played 14
Drafted 2000, 5th round, 13th pick by Raiders

Houston Texans: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Houston Texans, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class

Baker to lead Houston's Super Bowl bid

Posted Feb. 25, 2013 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker will lead Houston's bid to host the Super Bowl in 2017.

Texans want Barwin back despite disappointing 2012

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
The Texans' ability to re-sign OLB Connor Barwin — or not re-sign — likely impacts what direction they go in the draft.

Texans RB Foster has not talked surgery

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster released a statement Friday after an NFL Network report indicated he would undergo a heart procedure.

Foster: Don't expect 100 percent play at Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 9:29 p.m. ET
Houston RB Arian Foster says players are going to step up at the Pro Bowl this year, but don't expect 100 percent effort.

Texans won't rule out drafting QB

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Despite publicly supporting Matt Schaub, Texans coach Gary Kubiak will at least consider drafting a quarterback in April, we hear.

Watt named PFW/PFWA Defensive Player of the Year

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
Texans DE J.J. Watt, still two months shy of his 24th birthday, is the youngest PFW/PFWA Defensive Player of the Year winner ever.

Texans WR Posey tears Achilles tendon

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 9:29 p.m. ET
Texans WR DeVier Posey tore his Achilles tendon, the rookie confirmed after Sunday’s divisional-round loss to the Patriots.

Patriots beat Texans, Ravens up next

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 8:28 p.m. ET
Stevan Ridley ran for 82 yards and a touchdown to help the Patriots roll to a 41-28 victory over the Texans.

Texans got good mileage out of backup inside 'backers

Posted Jan. 12, 2013 @ 8:05 p.m. ET
Despite injuries taking their toll on Texans' ILBs this season, we hear there won't be a major rush to address the position in the draft.

Friday injury report for divisional playoffs

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the divisional playoffs, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Key matchup: Texans passing game vs. Patriots pass 'D'

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
The Texans’ key to avenging a Week 14 embarrassment and advancing to the AFC title game will be QB Matt Schaub. 

Ryan, Falcons understand situation they're in

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Falcons and QB Matt Ryan are aware of the pressures they face this weekend in what should be a strong divisional slate of games.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Defining moment for Texans, Schaub

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The Texans-Patriots rematch should be more competitive this time around. For the Texans to pull the upset, Matt Schaub must rise to the occasion.

Texans' offense still uneven, but making progress

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
One offensive TD by the Texans is unlikely to cut it in Foxborough Sunday, but at least the group showed signs of breaking through in the wild-card round victory over the Bengals.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 23, 2013
The Houston Texans have signed Lechler. Terms of the contract were not disclosed by the team Saturday. ESPN reported the deal was for three years and worth a maximum of $5.5 million, with a $1 million signing bonus.||||||| The 36-year-old Lechler is the NFL's career leader in gross average per punt (47.3 yards) and has led the league in gross average in four seasons. He also ranks seventh in career net punting average (38.8 yards).
Posted Jan. 03, 2010
Lechler went 1 for 2 in his chase for punting records. Lechler fell just short of breaking Sammy Baugh's single season mark for gross punting average, while topping his own mark for net average in a season.||||||| Lechler averaged 52.4 yards on five punts in Sunday's season finale for Oakland against Baltimore. That gave him a 51.1-yard average for the season, just shy of Baugh's record of 51.4 yards in 1940. Lechler finished the season with a 43.9-yard net average, breaking the mark of 41.2 he set last season. No punter had topped a 40-yard net average until Lechler and Andy Lee did so in 2007. Lechler has extended his record the past two seasons.
Posted Nov. 12, 2009
Lechler, who already owns the league record for career average, is having his best season so far and is making his strongest bid yet to beat Sammy Baugh's 69-year-old record of 51.4 yards. It's an achievement Lechler has been chasing since he entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft pick in 2000.||||||| A four-time Pro Bowl pick, Lechler leads the NFL with a 52.3-yard average heading into Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. That's more than three yards higher than Lechler's own franchise record of 49.1 set in 2007.
Posted Feb. 18, 2009
Lechler has agreed to a four-year contract to stay with the Oakland Raiders, the Associated Press has learned.||||||| Lechler could have become an unrestricted free agent next week after being chosen to the AFC's Pro Bowl team for the fourth time in his nine-year career. The Raiders didn't disclose financial terms of the deal, but it's believed to make Lechler the highest-paid punter in NFL history.
Posted Aug. 29, 2005
Lechler will test out his strained hamstring over the next couple of days, and if no problems arise, he plans to play in Thursday's preseason finale against the New Orleans Saints. The punter, who has been limited since suffering the injury in the Raiders' first exhibition game, is considered as day-to-day.||||||| Lechler was selected to the Pro Bowl last season after leading the league with a 46.7-yard average on 73 punts.

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