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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

AFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 18, 2012 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Texans, Colts, Jaguars and Titans in training camp.

Biggest regrets: These 2012 moves will be rued

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
These will be the 10 biggest regrets when we look back at moves made in 2012.

CB Joseph rips Bengals, praises Texans

Posted July 15, 2012 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
Texans CB Johnathan Joseph, who spent his first five pro seasons with the Bengals, took an opportunity to take shots at his old team.

Texans think rookie OG Brooks can be a starter

Posted July 14, 2012 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
Texans head coach Gary Kubiak called out rookie OG Brandon Brooks for being overweight because he thinks Brooks can be a starter.

Report: Texans QB Schaub cleared for camp

Posted July 12, 2012 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
Texans QB Matt Schaub has been cleared for the start of training camp after suffering a lisfranc injury last season.

Texans won't negotiate with Schaub until after 2012 season

Posted July 06, 2012 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
Contrary to a report that surfaced on Friday, the Texans won't begin contract talks with QB Matt Schaub until after the 2012 season.

RB Ward announces retirement

Posted July 03, 2012 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
Former Giants and Texans RB Derrick Ward announced his retirement on Twitter on Tuesday.

Insider: Harbaugh should be 'frustrated' with Ravens' roster

Posted June 24, 2012 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
An NFL insider said there is only average offensive talent in Baltimore, and Jim Harbaugh should be frustrated with the state of the Ravens' roster.

Texans win PFWA Rozelle Award

Posted June 20, 2012 @ 2:19 p.m. ET
The Texans' public relations staff won the 2012 Pete Rozelle Award by the Professional Football Writers of America.

Best NFL defense: Seahawks or Texans?

Posted June 18, 2012 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the latest "In the Trenches" video series, Pro Football Weekly is searching for the best defense in the NFL

Schaub's absence hurting Texans' rookie receivers

Posted June 18, 2012 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
In NFL Whispers, we look at the impact QB Matt Schaub's absence from OTAs is having on the Texans' rookie wide receivers.

Texans still fired up about ILB James

Posted June 16, 2012 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
New Texans ILB Bradie James has been so impressive that the spot vacated by DeMeco Ryans is now his to lose.

Trio of NFL coaches honoring late friend 'Dinger

Posted June 15, 2012 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
Three NFL coaches are honoring the late Mike Heimerdinger by helping his foundation raise cancer awareness.

McNair's patience results in Smith, Kubiak extensions

Posted June 14, 2012 @ 5:40 p.m. ET
The contract extensions rewarded to Texans GM Rick Smith and head coach Gary Kubiak wouldn't have been possible without patience and loyalty of owner Bob McNair.

Texans extend contracts of Kubiak, GM Smith

Posted June 14, 2012 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
The Texans have extended the contracts of head coach Gary Kubiak and general manager Rick Smith.

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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