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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 CB McCain has broken foot

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
Texans CB Brice McCain underwent surgery for a broken foot on Monday morning and will be out at least six weeks.

AFC South Spin cycle: Thrilling comeback keeps Colts winning

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Colts keep finding ways to win, the Texans got back to winning comfortably and the lost seasons in Jacksonville and Tennessee continued.

Texans clinch playoff spot with win over Titans

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
The Texans clinched their second straight playoff berth and set a franchise record for wins in a season as they beat the Titans 24-10 on Sunday.

Striking similarities between Texans OLBs Reed, Mercilus

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
Much like Brooks Reed a season ago, when he filled in admirably for the injured Mario Williams, Whitney Mercilus has been called upon to fill a big void.

Lions DT Suh fined $30,000 for kick

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Lions DT Ndamukong Suh $30,000 for his kick to the groin of Texans QB Matt Schaub in last Thursday’s game.

Goodell says Suh's intent very difficult to judge

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 10:36 p.m. ET
Roger Goodell and NFL officials looked at Ndamukong Suh's latest infamous act on the field, but couldn't determine if it was intentional.

Week 13 playoff scenarios

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
According to the playoff scenarios released by the NFL on Tuesday, five teams can clinch postseason berths in Week 13.

Week 12 Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 8:51 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Robert Griffin III, J.J. Watt and T.Y. Hilton as its Players of the Week.

NFL will not suspend Lions DT Suh; fine possible

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
The NFL will not suspend Lions DT Ndamukong Suh for Thursday’s incident involving Texans QB Matt Schaub, according to league spokesman Greg Aiello.

AFC South Spin cycle: Texans get controversial win, Colts win ugly

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
What we learned about the teams of the AFC South, which went 3-1 in Week 12.

Texans keep winning, but battles taking a toll

Posted Nov. 24, 2012 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
The Texans are 3-0 in their past three games, but the wins have come at a cost.

NFL to examine replay rule from Lions-Texans game

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 3:37 p.m. ET
The rule that negated using video replay to confirm a Texans TD will be re-examined immediately, NFL director of football operations Ray Anderson said.

Schwartz's mistake aids Texans in wild 34-31 win

Posted Nov. 22, 2012 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
Arian Foster rushed for two touchdowns, and Jim Schwartz's errant challenge flag cost the Lions in a wild overtime game on Thanksgiving.

Week 12 playoff scenarios

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
According to the playoff scenarios released by the NFL, the Texans are the only team in position to clinch a postseason berth in Week 12.

Week 11 Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 9:06 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Andre Johnson, Aldon Smith and Julian Edelman as its Players of the Week.

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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