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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

Raiders-Packers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 10, 2011 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups in the Packers' Week 14 game against the Raiders Sunday at Lambeau Field.  

Week 12 Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Chris "Beanie" Wells, Connor Barwin and Shane Lechler as its Players of the Week.

Bears-Raiders matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 24, 2011 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
Will the Raiders give Devin Hester a chance to beat them, or will they kick the ball out of bounds on punts and take their chances against QB Caleb Hanie?

Week Six Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 10 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Michael Turner, Kurt Coleman and Shane Lechler as its Players of the Week.

Browns-Raiders matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Browns-Raiders game.

Raiders unlikely to dump Lechler over remarks

Posted Jan. 09, 2011 @ 3:22 a.m. ET
Although Oakland signed another punter in the wake of Shane Lechler's negative remarks about the organization, the team doesn't figure to trade the punter, according to AFC West Whispers.

PFW presents Golden Toe to Raiders' Lechler

Posted Sept. 07, 2010 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly was proud to present its 2009 Golden Toe Award, given to the NFL’s best kicker or punter each season, to Raiders P Shane Lechler last Thursday, prior to the Raiders’ final preseason game against the Seahawks.

Raiders could win 10 games ... or more

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
A year ago this time, I picked the Saints as my surprise team for 2009. Score one for this usually-awful-at-predicting-this-kind-of-thing writer. Feeling saucy, I'll go out on a limb again. As their fight song goes — yes, pro teams used ...

Raiders' Lechler wins award with superb season

Posted Jan. 21, 2010 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
Sammy Baugh's 1940 record be damned — Shane Lechler outdid his contemporaries with another stellar season in 2009, earning him PFW's Golden Toe Trophy.

Lechler would ‘hate’ to see Davis fire Cable

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 1 p.m. ET
Raiders P Shane Lechler told PFW he strongly believes Al Davis should reconsider if he's leaning toward firing Tom Cable.

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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