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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

Kickoffs help steady Rackers win PK job

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 2:08 p.m. ET
Accurate on field goals, Neil Rackers' kickoffs played a key role in him winning the Texans' PK job over longtime incumbent Kris Brown.

Texans agree with ex-Cardinals QB Leinart

Posted Sept. 06, 2010 @ 10:43 a.m. ET
The Texans have agreed with former Cardinals QB Matt Leinart on a one-year contract, The Houston Chronicle and ESPN.com reported Monday morning.

Texans place PK Brown on I.R.

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
According to a report from PFW's Texans correspondent John McClain in the Houston Chronicle, PK Kris Brown, who was cut by the team on Saturday, has been placed on injured reserve because the team and player have yet to ...

Jones, Foster ready to transform Texans' 'O'

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 7:56 a.m. ET
The Texans' offense will look different in 2010 but could be even more potent thanks to the emergence of two rising stars.

Report: Texans to sign RB Ward

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
Just a few days after being released by the Buccaneers, RB Derrick Ward will be signed by the Texans, according to PFW's Texans correspondent John McClain.

Report: Texans choose PK Rackers over Brown

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 11:57 a.m. ET
Neil Rackers has won the Texans' placekicking job after a solid performance this preseason, displacing incumbent Kris Brown, according to PFW's Texans correspondent John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Report: Free-agent RB Ward visiting Texans

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
A report on the NFL Network says that free-agent RB Derrick Ward, who was released by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, is visiting the Texans on Friday.

Texans TE Daniels cleared to play

Posted Aug. 26, 2010 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
The Texans were the league's best passing offense in 2009 and will get one of their weapons back next week in the form of TE Owen Daniels.

Texans WR Holliday out for season

Posted Aug. 24, 2010 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The Texans lost another rookie for the rest of the year as Trindon Holliday will have surgery Wednesday to repair a broken thumb, ending his season.

Texans' 'D' determined to continue strong play

Posted Aug. 23, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Houston's defense finished the 2009 season strongly, but SS Bernard Pollard, one of the catalysts of the defense's impressive turnaround, knows that maintaining the momentum is a must.

Cushing's four-game suspension stands

Posted Aug. 19, 2010 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
The NFL has upheld Texans LB Brian Cushing's four-game suspension for testing positive for hCG.

Schobel chooses retirement over Texans

Posted Aug. 16, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
Two-time Pro Bowler Aaron Schobel has decided to retire from the NFL instead of play for the Texans or a number of other suitors.

Loss of Tate tests Texans' RB depth

Posted Aug. 15, 2010 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
In a game where the Texans lost rookie RB Ben Tate to a right ankle injury, first-string RB Arian Foster impressed in the Texans' preseason opener at Arizona, rushing for 31 yards on four carries.

Cushing: 'Overtrained athlete syndrome' caused positive test

Posted Aug. 09, 2010 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing indicated Monday that "overtrained athlete syndrome" caused a positive test for hCG, a banned substance that resulted in a four-game suspension for a violation of the NFL's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances.

Texans, WR Johnson strike deal

Posted Aug. 05, 2010 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
The Texans and WR Andre Johnson have agreed on a new contract that runs through the 2016 season, the team announced Thursday. The deal will make him the highest-paid receiver in football, Johnson confirmed.

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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