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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

McNair disappointed with 'underperforming' Texans

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Texans owner Bob McNair spoke to the media after Wednesday's practice and said he's disappointed in the team's performance this season, calling his team "underperforming."

2011 AFC South free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 12:47 p.m. ET
Titans WR Randy Moss is one of the more intriguing players who's due to become a free agent, highlighting our exclusive team-by-team list of AFC South players likely to become free agents in March.

Jets stun Texans on late Holmes TD

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
Santonio Holmes caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Mark Sanchez with 10 seconds left, lifting the New York Jets to a stunning 30-27 comeback victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

DE Smith one bright spot for subpar Texans 'D'

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 2:07 a.m. ET
Houston's defense may rank 31st in yardage given up, but DE Antonio Smith is one player who has improved over last season, according to AFC South Whispers.

Leinart could be eventual top backup to Schaub

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Texans QB Matt Schaub's knee injury does not appear to be anything serious, and he'll continue to be backed up by Dan Orlovsky for the time being. Yet Matt Leinart, should he re-sign in Houston for 2011, is ...

Schaub returns to Texans practice

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
The Texans got good news Thursday when QB Matt Schaub returned to practice after being hospitalized on Tuesday night with a bursa sac injury in his right knee.

Texans QB Schaub misses Wednesday's practice

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Texans QB Matt Schaub missed Wednesday's practice after spending Tuesday night in the hospital with a bursa sac issue in his knee.

Moves reflect Texans' need to quickly fix defense

Posted Nov. 13, 2010 @ 10:24 p.m. ET
The Texans' decisions to give Brian Cushing more work at strong-side linebacker and to claim CB Jason Allen off waivers signal their urgency to improve a struggling defense.  

Texans TE Daniels ruled out of Week 10

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 2:46 p.m. ET
Texans TE Owen Daniels has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

CB Allen claimed by Texans

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 5:16 p.m. ET
The Texans have claimed Jason Allen off waivers, a day after the cornerback was released by the Dolphins.

AFC South midseason reports

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 9:15 a.m. ET
As the Texans' biggest surprise of 2010, RB Arian Foster has brought stability to a position that was a liability last season. Read our midseason reports on AFC South teams.

Former Packer Harris clears waivers

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
Former Packers CB Al Harris has cleared waivers and can sign with any team.

Momentum from Texans' fast start has disappeared

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 10:14 p.m. ET
The Texans, who seemed on the cusp of a breakout season after beginning the 2010 campaign with wins over the Colts and Redskins, have won just twice since and are back at .500 after a loss to San Diego Sunday.

Rivers' four TDs leads Chargers past Texans 29-23

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
Philip Rivers threw four touchdown passes against the NFL's worst pass defense, and the San Diego Chargers earned their first road win of the season in beating the Houston Texans 29-23 on Sunday.

Texans WR Johnson playing through nagging ankle injury

Posted Nov. 06, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
The right high ankle sprain suffered by Texans WR Andre Johnson in Week Two is something he continues to contend with, but it is something he has been able to play through. 

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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