Report: Lechler agrees to terms with Texans


Seven-time Pro Bowl punter Shane Lechler has agreed to terms with the Houston Texans, the Houston Chronicle reported Friday.

Lechler, 36, is the NFL’s all-time leader in gross punting average at 45.7, and last season completed a four-year contract that paid him $16 million.

After a season during which Lechler had stats which would be good for any other punter but were sub-par for him, the Raiders seemed resigned to losing the man Al Davis drafted in the fifth round of the 2000 draft.

The likely replacement for Lechler is Marquette King, who injured a foot in a weight-room accident just before the regular season and was kept on the practice squad all season in anticipation of needing a new punter.


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • CDERaider

    Looking at the current roster, seriously it’s not terrible. With Reggie’s moves to get upgrades on D and if he can add some CB and Safety help in FA – we will have a better squad on that side be default and the offense is instantly better with DHB gone. Ausberry starts for Myers so we’re upgraded there as well.

    A couple more secondary moves and a solid draft and we’ll be in pretty good shape personnel wise, considering..

    Now if DA can grow a pair..

  • CDERaider

    jackasspuria Says:
    March 22nd, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    95 percent of bracketeers through away brackets after Harvard and Florida Gulf Coast victories…


    Harvard killed me. On all cards… UNM sh*t the bed.

  • alex7


    we still have no known game-changers on D.
    On O, McFadden qualifies…

    and that’s it. One game-breaker on the roster. But at least we’ll have long-term cap health to have a deeper better roster. Draft will be fun. Real football players.

  • hendu

    Ray Guy is my pick for best Raider punter… Shane, best of luck, another chapter ends…

  • gangosix

    first of all thanks shane for being a great raider,good luck to you sir,second,how much cap space does this free up,for maybe an area of need,defense,offence,everywhere,

  • Just Win Baby

    Big deal.

  • gangosix

    and he throws a nice spiral.