Posted March 22, 2013

Shane Lechler and Texans agree to three-year deal

NFL

The Houston Texans agreed to terms with former All-Pro punter Shane Lechler, according to Houston Chronicle reporter John McClain. Lechler and the Texans agreed to a three-year, $5.5 million deal that includes a $1 million signing bonus, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

Lechler, a Texas native and Texas A&M alum, was drafted in the fifth round by the Oakland Raiders in 2000. Lechler has spent his entire NFL career with Oakland, averaging 47.5 yards-per-punt over 13 seasons.

According to McClain, Texans GM Rick Smith wanted to sign Lechler four years ago before the punter re-signed with the Raiders.


3 comments
DERRICK1
DERRICK1

Thats just great! One of the only two Raiders worth a damn and we lose him! This year is already going to suck!

dbum
dbum

he should have fun kickin' indoors for a change. if their D gets another legit pass rusher, besides watt, and they preform like in 2011, this signing could give them a real boost in the field position battle. good signing.

Scramble
Scramble

They're signing all kinds of pro bowl players