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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

Air attack and run defense lead Giants over Texans

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
Eli Manning threw two of his three touchdown passes to Hakeem Nicks and the New York Giants held Houston to a franchise-low 24 yards rushing in a 34-10 win over the Texans on Sunday.

Injuries, blocking duties hold down Daniels' receiving totals

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 1:04 a.m. ET
Texans TE Owen Daniels has seen his pass-catching numbers drop significantly because of various injuries and a need to pass-block more often, according to AFC South Whispers.

Cushing's return comes as schedule offers Texans no relief

Posted Oct. 09, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing was a physical, playmaking, turnover-forcing presence as a rookie, and his influence in each of these specific areas will aid the defense in his return. 

Mario Williams limited in practice

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
A groin injury has limited Texans DE Mario Williams in practice this week.

Texans sign DE Anderson

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 10:04 a.m. ET
The Texans have signed former Bears DE Mark Anderson. The Bears cut Anderson on Tuesday and replaced him with veteran DE Charles Grant.

Texans' win at Oakland highlights depth, talent, resiliency

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 10:17 p.m. ET
The Texans are second in the NFL in offense and last in defense, but the return of SLB Brian Cushing is a major help to the "D," and the offense thrived at less-than-full strength in a 31-24 win at Oakland ...

Foster returns from benching to score twice in Texans win

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
Arian Foster returned from an early game benching to score on a 74-yard run and an 10-yard catch in the second half to lead the Houston Texans to a 31-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

Texans RB Foster does not start (coach's decision)

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster did not start against the Raiders in Week Four because of a coach's decision, according to multiple reports.

Harris: Foster can be 'complete' with work

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 1:17 p.m. ET
Arian Foster won the Texans' starting RB job with an improved approach to his job, and the work paid off handsomely in the first month of the season. Now, Texans RB coach Chick Harris wants him to sustain that progress.  

Kubiak: Texans WR Johnson 'game-time' decision

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said that WR Andre Johnson's playing status for Sunday will be a "game-time decision," according to the club.

Texans sign Paymah, fail to add Schobel

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 10:40 a.m. ET
The Texans have reportedly added veteran DB Karl Paymah to their secondary.

Cowboys top Texans 27-13, earn first win

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes to Roy Williams, Marion Barber ran for another score and the Dallas Cowboys got their first win by beating the Houston Texans 27-13 on Sunday.

Texans' defense faltering vs. pass, stuffing run

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
The Texans' defensive problems against the pass have been glaring, but their sustained success against the run is notable, too. 

Texans sign OT Salaam

Posted Sept. 22, 2010 @ 6:46 p.m. ET
The Texans announced the signing of OT Ephraim Salaam on Wednesday. Salaam's signing comes one day after Duane Brown was suspended for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Texans starting OLT Brown suspended four games

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Texans starting OLT Duane Brown has been suspended by the NFL for four games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.

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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