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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' Robinson will command top dollar

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Texans CB Dunta Robinson will test free agency, likely spelling the end of his career in Houston, but questions linger about whether the top corner available in free agency will be worth the substantial financial package he will command.

Coin flips determine draft order for six teams

Posted Feb. 26, 2010 @ 9:21 a.m. ET
Three coin flips were conducted to determine the draft order for six teams Friday at the Combine.

Texans won't keep status quo in backfield

Posted Feb. 20, 2010 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
Some changes are likely coming in the Texans' backfield as the team looks to add a running back who'll challenge Steve Slaton.

Texans’ McNair gives Kubiak extension, vote of confidence

Posted Feb. 10, 2010 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Texans owner Bob McNair said he thinks the team will have a winner with head coach Gary Kubiak.

Cushing getting rest, focusing on mental aspect of game

Posted Feb. 06, 2010 @ 3:38 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing expects to resume football workouts sometime in March, he said at the Super Bowl.

Texans sign Kubiak through 2012

Posted Feb. 03, 2010 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The Texans have awarded head coach Gary Kubiak with a new three-year contract, the Houston Chronicle reported late Tuesday night.

Texans hire Knapp to work with Schaub

Posted Jan. 27, 2010 @ 3:10 a.m. ET
The Texans have hired Gregg Knapp as their new QB coach, reuniting him with QB Matt Schaub.

Injuries open door for Schaub to earn Pro Bowl spot

Posted Jan. 20, 2010 @ 9:20 p.m. ET
Texans QB Matt Schaub had a suspicion he might be a late addition to the AFC Pro Bowl roster, and to that end, he resumed workouts recently.

Thrown into deep end, Texans' Cushing thrived

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
Texans SLB Brian Cushing believes that Houston's four-game winning streak to finish the season could have a carryover effect in a 2010 campaign in which expectations will be higher than ever.

Kubiak could go back to Denver roots for new offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 9:45 p.m. ET
With offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan joining his father, Mike, in Washington, the Texans are looking for a new play-caller.

Belichick: Bad field contributed to Welker's injury

Posted Jan. 05, 2010 @ 3:30 p.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said on his weekly radio show with WEEI in Boston that WR Wes Welker's season-ending knee injury was the result of a bad playing surface in Houston.

Texans committed to Kubiak, extend Schaub's contract

Posted Jan. 04, 2010 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
According to a report in the Houston Chronicle, Texans owner Bob McNair announced following Houston's 34-27 victory over New England Sunday that Gary Kubiak would return for the fifth and final year of his contract.

Patriots' Welker leaves field with apparent knee injury

Posted Jan. 03, 2010 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Patriots WR Wes Welker appeared to injure his left knee before sustaining contact in the first quarter of the game against the Texans.

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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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