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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

Fantasy spin: Texans WR DeVier Posey

Posted April 28, 2012 @ 12:52 p.m. ET
Does DeVier Posey have the ability to crack the starting lineup for the Texans, and does he give fantasy owners an option other than Andre Johnson?

Posey addition could mean end of Jones' tenure in Houston

Posted April 27, 2012 @ 10:33 p.m. ET
Texans fans badly wanted a receiver in the draft – almost as much as their desire to see Jacoby Jones run out of town. It appears both of their wishes will be granted.

Mercilus will help replace Williams in Houston

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 11 p.m. ET
The Titans hope that first-round pick Whitney Mercilus can fill the void created by the departure of OLB Mario Williams to Buffalo.

Report: Redskins add PK Rackers

Posted April 24, 2012 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
The Redskins have signed PK Neil Rackers to a one-year deal, according to PFW correspondent John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Source: Playing Casey at FB will hurt Texans

Posted April 21, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
The likelihood of James Casey starting at fullback for Houston may prove to be a mistake, according to PFW's Whispers.

New Texans ILB James signed to develop Sharpton

Posted April 20, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Although new Texans ILB Bradie James has more experience in Wade Phillips' "D" than any of his teammates, it's Darryl Sharpton's starting job to lose.

Texans announce front-office changes

Posted April 18, 2012 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
The Texans announced of pair of changes in their front office on Wednesday, promoting D. Cal McNair and Suzie Thomas.

Texans' Quin: Leaders will emerge, we'll be fine

Posted April 13, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
SS Glover Quin was disappointed Houston parted ways with some locker-room favorites, but he's confident new leaders will emerge.

Texans agree to terms with ILB James

Posted April 12, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Texans have added another piece to their new-look linebacking corps, agreeing to terms on Thursday with free-agent ILB Bradie James.

Texans' Barwin likely to terrorize QBs even more

Posted April 07, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
With Connor Barwin healthy and not having to learn a new defense, the linebacker figures to be even better, according to our "Whispers."

Texans re-sign S Demps

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
The Texans re-signed free-agent S Quintin Demps, the team announced Thursday.

Houston Texans

Posted April 05, 2012 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
Here are the Houston Texans top three needs going into the draft, subject to any free-agent signings it may make before then.

Connecting the draft dots

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush offers a creative, draft-related perspective on five of the biggest NFL moves so far this offseason.

AFC South draft needs

Posted April 03, 2012 @ 10:16 a.m. ET
With three AFC South teams having wide receiver as their No. 1 need, Notre Dame's Michael Floyd may get some consideration in Round One.

Texans sign P Jones

Posted March 29, 2012 @ 10:46 a.m. ET
The Texans have agreed to a two-year deal with P Donnie 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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