Shane Lechler and Texans agree to three-year deal
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.
Former Raiders Pro-Bowl P Shane Lechler is signing a 3-year, $5.5 million contract that includes a $1 million signing bonus with Texans.—
Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 23, 2013
GM Rick Smith wanted Lechler 4 years ago but he re-signed with Raiders.—
John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 23, 2013