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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 RB Tate developing undesirable reputation

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
The Texans, when healthy, have arguably the most talented one-two backfield punch in the NFL. But backup Ben Tate is proving that staying healthy is a tall order.

RB Grimes rejoins Texans

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 6:06 p.m. ET
The Texans claimed RB Jonathan Grimes off waivers from the Jets and waived LB Mister Alexander.

Texans add DT McClain

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
The Texans signed DT Terrell McClain and placed rookie DE David Hunter on injured reserve with a toe injury.

NFL Links: Luck more impressive than RG3?

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
Andrew Luck is still better than RG3, Wade Phillips has the Texans' pass rush humming and Chiefs fans are feeling neglected.

AFC South Spin cycle: Texans send message to rest of AFC

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
The Texans sent an emphatic message to the rest of the AFC in Week Seven: the road to New Orleans appears likely to travel through Houston.

Texans first-rounder Mercilus starting to flash

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 5:47 p.m. ET
First-round OLB Whitney Mercilus played the best game of his young career in the Texans' Week Seven pasting of the Ravens.

Texans rout Ravens in battle of AFC's best

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Matt Schaub threw two touchdown passes and the Texans dominated a showdown of the AFC's two teams, routing the Ravens 43-13 on Sunday.

AFC South Spin cycle: Texans' mistakes add up

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
The Titans got a much-needed win over the Steelers, Glover Quin and the Texans were humbled by the Packers and the Colts were crushed by the Jets.

Packers topple Texans behind Rodgers' six TDs

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers set a career high six touchdown passes, and the Packers routed the previously unbeaten Texans 42-24 on Sunday night.

NFL Links: Texans' offense in no rush

Posted Oct. 12, 2012 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
The Texans aren't conforming to the NFL's hurry-up trends, Alex Smith is suddenly a savior and Pete Carroll squares off with his old team.

Cushing's absence likely to be felt most in Texans' dime package

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 9:32 p.m. ET
The Texans will miss ILB Brian Cushing in a number of ways, but likely none greater than his coverage abilities in Houston's dime package.

Phillips: Slauson's block on Cushing 'unnecessary'

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 9:16 p.m. ET
Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said the block by Jets OG Matt Slauson that ended LB Brian Cushing's season was "unnecessary."

Broncos add WR-KR Holliday

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
The Broncos claimed WR-KR Trindon Holliday off waivers from the Texans, the team announced Thursday.

Texans sign LB Ruud

Posted Oct. 10, 2012 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
The Texans signed LB Barrett Ruud and released KR Trindon Holliday on Wednesday. They placed LB Brian Cushing on injured reserve.

Week Six primer: How deep are the Packers' problems?

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 7:14 p.m. ET
Eric Edholm provides a sneak peek into Week Six, including what to watch for in the big Packers-Texans matchup on Sunday night.

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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