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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 LB Cushing has torn ACL

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
An MRI confirmed a torn ACL for Texans LB Brian Cushing, head coach Gary Kubiak confirmed at his press conference.

AFC South Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
The Texans remain undefeated after their Monday-night win, and the Colts picked up an emotional win over the Packers.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Cushing injury a significant blow to Texans

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
The Texans remained undefeated Monday night, but it wasn't without consequence: defensive captain Brian Cushing reportedly suffered a season-ending knee injury.

Power rankings: Watt keeps Texans in top spot

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 10:18 a.m. ET
J.J. Watt had another big game as the Texans avoided an upset in Week Five to remain 5-0 and No. 1 in PFW's Power Rankings.

Brian Cushing suffers knee injury

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 1:13 a.m. ET
Texans star LILB Brian Cushing was knocked out of Houston's 23-17 victory over the Jets with what looked to be a serious knee injury.

Foster runs for 152 yards as Texans top Jets

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 12:06 a.m. ET
Arian Foster ran for 152 yards and a TD, and the Texans stayed unbeaten by defeating the Jets for the first time in team history.

Tate, Keller among Monday night's inactives

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
Texans RB Ben Tate and Jets TE Dustin Keller are among the inactive players for the Week Five Monday night game.

Four Jets, including Keller, listed as doubtful

Posted Oct. 06, 2012 @ 5:37 p.m. ET
Jets TE Dustin Keller, WR Stephen Hill, NT Sione Po'uha and FB John Conner are all doubtful for the Monday night against the Texans.

Texans' ground game a work in progress

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
The Texans might be the best team in football with one-quarter of the season in the book, but their running game has yet to hit its stride.

Texans re-sign S Nolan

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 11:04 a.m. ET
The Texans brought back S Troy Nolan and cut veteran QB John Beck, the team announced Wednesday.

Power rankings: Cardinals fly up the ranks

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 10:46 a.m. ET
The undefeated Cardinals moved up in this week's edition of the PFW Power Rankings, but they still sit behind fellow undefeateds the Texans and Falcons.

AFC South Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
The AFC South continues to look like a one-horse race, as the Texans outclassed the Titans, and the Jaguars failed to take advantage of the Bengals' injury woes.

Texans roll past Titans to get to 4-0

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Danieal Manning and Kareem Jackson returned interceptions for touchdowns and Matt Schaub threw two TD passes in the Texans' 38-14 win over the Titans.

Injury to Jean opens door for rookie Posey

Posted Sept. 28, 2012 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
A knee injury sustained to first-year WR Lester Jean, just as he was starting to come on, opens the door for third-rounder DeVier Posey to see his first NFL action.

NFL suspends Broncos MLB Mays one game for hit

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
The NFL suspended Broncos MLB Joe Mays one game for his hit on Texans QB Matt Schaub, ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported.

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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