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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 sign first-round CB Jackson

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 11:07 a.m. ET
Houston has signed its first-round draft choice, CB Kareem Jackson, to a five-year contract, PFW's Texans correspondent, John McClain, is reporting on his Twitter account. Details of the deal weren't immediately available.

Reports: Texans agree with rookie RB Tate

Posted July 29, 2010 @ 7:52 p.m. ET
The Texans and RB Ben Tate, a second-round pick from Auburn, have agreed on a contract, ESPN and The Houston Chronicle reported Thursday. ESPN reported the contract is for four years.

Texans sign rookie TE Graham

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
The Texans signed rookie TE Garrett Graham on Wednesday, the club announced. Terms were not disclosed.

RB Henry vying to stick with Texans

Posted July 28, 2010 @ 12:57 p.m. ET
RB Chris Henry, who showed promise early in his career before being suspended, is competing for a roster spot with Houston after a couple of unproductive seasons.

AFC South training-camp reports

Posted July 21, 2010 @ 8:41 a.m. ET
In the third installment in our series of training-camp reports, we look at the AFC South teams.

Texans, Falcons hoping to get over hump

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 9:12 a.m. ET
With Houston and Atlanta being the highest-rated teams not to make the playoffs last season, NFList examines how other recent "near-miss" clubs fared the following season.

Texans sign WR Dickerson

Posted July 14, 2010 @ 8 p.m. ET
The Texans signed WR Dorin Dickerson, a seventh-round selection from Pittsburgh, on Wednesday.

Texans have solid reserve options at cornerback

Posted July 08, 2010 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
One position where the Texans have accumulated solid depth is cornerback.

Okoye sheds weight; will sacks come?

Posted June 22, 2010 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
A lighter Texans DT Amobi Okoye has "been tougher to handle" for the team's offense to handle in offseason workouts, head coach Gary Kubiak told Houston reporters at the end of the club's final minicamp.

Texans sign FB Griffith, two others

Posted June 17, 2010 @ 9:12 a.m. ET
The Texans signed veteran TE Derek Fine, FB Justin Griffith and WR Bobby Williams on Wednesday.

Texans sign OG Smith

Posted June 17, 2010 @ 9:08 a.m. ET
The Texans signed OG Shelley Smith, a sixth-round pick from Colorado State, on Wednesday.

Vikings sign RB Moats

Posted June 15, 2010 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
The Vikings have signed RB Ryan Moats to join their crowded running back situation.

Texans TE Daniels, LB Sharpton sign contracts

Posted June 11, 2010 @ 7:32 p.m. ET
Texans TE Owen Daniels signed his one-year restricted free-agent tender with the club on Friday, the club announced. Also, the Texans signed LB Darryl Sharpton, a fourth-round pick.

Texans' young TEs getting work in Daniels' absence

Posted June 11, 2010 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
While Texans TE Owen Daniels works his way back from a November knee injury, rookie Garrett Graham and second-year pro James Casey have received a lot of work in OTAs.

Reports: Texans, DT Mitchell agree on deal

Posted June 09, 2010 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
The Texans and DT Earl Mitchell, a third-round pick from Arizona, have agreed on a contract, The Houston Chronicle and ESPN reported Wednesday.

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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