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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 land CB Joseph

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 9:09 p.m. ET
The Texans have signed free agent CB Johnathan Joseph, filling a major area of need on their roster.

Report: Leinart staying in Houston

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
Less than 24 hours after a report sent him to Seattle, QB Matt Leinart will remain in Houston, agreeing to a deal with the Texans.

Report: Texans, DL Lewis agree to deal

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 7:55 p.m. ET
The Texans and DL Damione Lewis agreed to a one-year deal on Tuesday.

Report: Texans agree to deal with OT Butler, WR Jones

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 9:39 a.m. ET
The Texans agreed to a new contracts with OT Rashad Butler and WR Jacoby Jones, according to PFW correspondent and Houston Chronicle writer John McClain. 

Texans unlikely to pursue Burress

Posted July 21, 2011 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
Free-agent WR Plaxico Burress is interested in signing with the Texans, but we hear Houston is an unlikely landing spot.

Texans make changes in scouting department

Posted July 18, 2011 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
The Texans announced Mike Maccagnan as their new director of college scouting and Dale Strahm as a national college scout.

Texans, Saints cancel joint training-camp practices

Posted July 13, 2011 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
The Texans and the Saints have cancelled three joint practices before their Aug. 20 preseason game at Reliant Stadium.

Texans will attempt to re-sign WR Jones

Posted July 07, 2011 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
One of the Texans' first orders of business once free agency begins is re-signing WR Jacoby Jones.

Key Texans defenders recovering well from injuries

Posted July 01, 2011 @ 10 a.m. ET
The Texans' players invited the media for the first day of their unofficial minicamp, giving PFW's source on the scene an injury update on several key members of the "D."

Great offenses successfully overcoming poor 'D'

Posted June 20, 2011 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The 2010 Patriots had the league's best record despite boasting a poor defense. This is part of a recent trend that begs the question, can QB Matt Schaub and the Texans finally break through?

AFC South best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 19, 2011 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the AFC South who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Connor Barwin, Donald Brown, Jared Cook and Mike Thomas.

Whisenhunt, Kubiak to embark on USO tour

Posted June 16, 2011 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
Texans head coach Gary Kubiak and Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt will join this year's USO tour to the Persian Gulf to meet and greet members of the U.S. military.

Texans still looking for another starting safety

Posted June 15, 2011 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
If the Texans find that the free-agent market for safeties is not to their liking, there are at least two candidates on the roster who could vie for a starting job in 2011.

TE Daniels healthy, eager to get back to work

Posted June 03, 2011 @ 4 p.m. ET
Texans TE Owen Daniels is anxious to get back on the field and pick up where he left off in the final four games last season.

Second-year RBs Tate, Hardesty looking up at stars

Posted June 02, 2011 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
After missing their rookie seasons with injuries, RBs Ben Tate and Montario Hardesty are now stuck behind a couple of the league's best backs.

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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