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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

Comeback another sign Texans have turned corner?

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 10:12 p.m. ET
The Texans overcame a 17-point third-quarter deficit to win at Washington on Sunday, running their record to 2-0 and keeping a one-game lead in the AFC South and perhaps signaling they are developing into legitimate contenders. 

Texans WR Johnson has mild ankle sprain

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
Two Texans underwent MRIs Monday on their ankles. WR Andre Johnson has a mild sprain and is listed as day-to-day but is expected to start in Week Three. TE James Casey is expected to be out with an ankle sprain.

Schaub, Texans flip the script in Week Two

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
The Texans and QB Matt Schaub taught fantasy players a valuable lesson on Sunday: Don't read too much into one game.

Kubiak comes through in crunch time

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 9:41 a.m. ET
Speculation mounted about Gary Kubiak's future in Houston late last season, but, thanks to the play of DE Mario Williams and others, owner Bob McNair is reaping the rewards of his loyalty after the Texans' impressive start. 

Texans WR Johnson will have MRI on right ankle

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 10:52 p.m. ET
Texans WR Andre Johnson will undergo an MRI on his right ankle this week. He left Sunday's game in the third quarter, only to return in the fourth period and haul in the game-tying TD pass.

Rackers FG gives Texans OT win over Redskins

Posted Sept. 19, 2010 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
Neil Rackers kicked a 35-yard field goal with 3:24 left in overtime, and Matt Schaub's 497 set a franchise record Sunday as the Houston Texans improved to 2-0 with a 30-27 win over the Washington Redskins.

Loss of promising Barwin weakens Texans' DE depth

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The loss of promising reserve DE Connor Barwin hurts the Texans' depth, but the pass rush was no concern against Indianapolis because of the play of starting DEs Mario Williams and Antonio Smith.

Texans sign DEs Ogunleye, Denney

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 7:10 p.m. ET
To add depth to the defensive end position after losing Connor Barwin for the season, the Texans have signed DEs Adewale Ogunleye and Ryan Denney.

Foster's emergence brings real balance to Texans' offense

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster's sudden emergence as Houston's lead back makes an already very good offense more balanced — and thus more dangerous.

Report: Texans DE Barwin out for season with fractured ankle

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
Texans DE Connor Barwin crashed into a teammate in the first quarter of Week One and will miss the remainder of the season with a fracutred right ankle.

Texans likely rethinking game plan after Foster's monster day

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 5:23 p.m. ET
Arian Foster had generated plenty of hype leading up to Week One, but nobody could have seen this coming.

Texans surprise Colts as Foster sets record

Posted Sept. 12, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
Arian Foster ran for a team-record 231 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Texans to a 34-24 victory over the Colts on Sunday.

Texans TE Daniels will start Sunday

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
Ten months after tearing his ACL against the Bills, Texans TE Owen Daniels will return to the gridiron in Sunday's season opener against the Colts.

Opportunity as Texans' backup knocks for Leinart

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 9:47 a.m. ET
New Texans QB Matt Leinart will push Dan Orlovsky for the top reserve role behind starter Matt Schaub and may be a better fit in Houston's offense than Arizona's scheme, the way we hear it.

Texans sign seven to practice squad

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
The Texans signed seven players to their practice squad on Monday. They have one remaining open spot on the squad.

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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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