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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

Brees, Zimmer among PFWA award winners

Posted June 08, 2010 @ noon ET
The Professional Football Writers of America announced their annual awards Tuesday, and Saints QB Drew Brees, Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and longtime personnel director Gil Brandt were among the winners.

Texans CB Jackson starts strong

Posted May 29, 2010 @ 8:05 a.m. ET
Texans CB Kareem Jackson, the club's first-round draft pick out of Alabama, was installed as a starter in the club's May offseason team activities, and he has fared well.

Schedule must be weighed in predicting outcomes

Posted May 24, 2010 @ 9:55 a.m. ET
Don’t tell me the schedule doesn’t matter in the NFL. Here’s a look at teams that will benefit the most and be hindered the most by whom they play this season.

Texans sign RS-WR Holliday

Posted May 18, 2010 @ 10:49 p.m. ET
The Texans announced the signing of RS-WR Trindon Holliday on Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed.

Report: Texans WR Johnson unhappy with deal

Posted May 17, 2010 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Texans WR Andre Johnson skipped the beginning of the Texans' OTAs on Monday to express his displeasure with his contract, The Houston Chronicle reported. Johnson has five years remaining on his contract.

Cushing denies taking banned substance

Posted May 13, 2010 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing, facing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances, said Thursday said he did not "inject or ingest" any illegal substances.

Cushing retains AP rookie honor

Posted May 12, 2010 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing will keep his 2009 Defensive Rookie of the Year honor from The Associated Press after he won a revote held by the organization this week. However, he lost his spot on the AP's All-Pro second ...

Source: Cushing failed one drug test

Posted May 11, 2010 @ 8:48 p.m. ET
Texans LB Brian Cushing was suspended by the league for testing positive for hCG, a fertility drug that is on the NFL's list of banned substances, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press.

NFLPA issues statement on performance-enhancing drugs

Posted May 11, 2010 @ 6:41 p.m. ET
In light of Texans SLB Brian Cushing's four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith issued a statement Tuesday on the union's stance on performance-enhancing drugs.

Report: Texans agree with LB Clark

Posted May 11, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
The Texans and veteran LB Danny Clark have agreed to terms on a contract, The Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday.

AP conducts revote on Cushing's awards

Posted May 11, 2010 @ 1:49 a.m. ET
In the wake of the four-game suspension levied against Texans LB Brian Cushing for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, The Associated Press says it is conducting a revote of the awards Cushing won at the end of ...

Holliday adds to Texans' wealth of return weapons

Posted May 08, 2010 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
Clocked at 4.21 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the Combine, rookie RS-WR Trindon Holliday's speed could make him an asset on a couple of fronts for Houston in his first NFL season.

Report: Texans LB Cushing suspended four games

Posted May 07, 2010 @ 6:46 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing will be suspended for the first four games of the 2010 regular season for violating the NFL's steroid policy, ESPN.com reported Friday.

2010 draft choices by team: Texans

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:30 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the Houston Texans in the 2010 NFL draft.

Report: Texans agree with TE Gaines

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
The Texans agreed to terms with UFA TE Michael Gaines on a one-year contract, NFL.com's Jason La Canfora reported via his Twitter feed on Friday.

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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