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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

Texans agree with No. 1 pick Mercilus

Posted June 13, 2012 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
The Texans announced Wednesday that they had come to terms on a contract with OLB Whitney Mercilus, their first-round pick.

Forsett, Ball could earn roles in Houston

Posted June 10, 2012 @ 10:39 a.m. ET
CB Alan Ball and RB Justin Forsett will compete for Houston's fourth CB and third RB spots, respectively.

McNair back on Triple Crown stage with Street Life

Posted June 08, 2012 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Texans owner Bob McNair co-owns Street Life, a late-rallying colt who's a contender in Saturday's Belmont Stakes.

Texans sign RB Forsett, CB Ball

Posted June 02, 2012 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
The Texans signed RB Justin Forsett, the veteran back confirmed on Twitter. They also added CB Alan Ball.

Examining the TE position in the AFC South

Posted May 31, 2012 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
PFW's Arthur Arkush analyzes the interesting TE situations that are shaping up in the AFC South.

Texans rookie Dwight Jones misses practice

Posted May 29, 2012 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
Undrafted rookie WR Dwight Jones missed Tuesday's organized team activity with the Texans.

Special teams will look different for Texans

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
Perhaps lost in the O-line shuffle is the revamping of Houston’s special-teams unit, which will have fresh faces at kicker, punter and in the return game to begin the season.

AFC South players in the crosshairs

Posted May 22, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each AFC South team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Titans RB Chris Johnson.

Texans WR Johnson to miss OTAs

Posted May 21, 2012 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
Texans WR Andre Johnson will miss the team’s OTAs after undergoing knee surgery.

Report: Texans sign QB Beck

Posted May 09, 2012 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
The Texans have added a veteran quarterback to their depth chart, agreeing to terms with QB John Beck, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Report: Ravens add WR Jones

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
The Ravens have added to their receiving corps, agreeing to a contract with WR Jacoby Jones.

Texans add PK Graham

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
The Texans signed veteran PK Shayne Graham, who will compete with the team’s fifth-round pick, Randy Bullock.

Report: QB Leinart to sign with Raiders

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 6:20 p.m. ET
Former first-round pick QB Matt Leinart will sign with the Raiders, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

Titans sign LB Diles

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
The Titans signed veteran LB Zac Diles on Monday, the team announced.

Texans release WR Jones

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
After not finding a willing trading partner during the draft, the Texans have opted to release WR Jacoby Jones.

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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