Shane Lechler HOU 2 Months

Lechler (hip) will be able to play Sunday against the Bills, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Lechler received treatment all week and was touch and go until Saturday.

Shane Lechler HOU 2 Months

Lechler (hip) did not practice for a second straight day Thursday.

Lechler is unsure if he'll be able to play and will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Bills.

Shane Lechler HOU 2 Months

Lechler continues to undergo treatment for a hip flexor and is day-to-day to play Week 4 against Buffalo, the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Texans are preparing to be without Lechler as they worked out four punters Tuesday and then signed Chris Boswell, who was with Houston in the preseason, to the team's practice squad.

Shane Lechler HOU 2 Months

Lechler suffered a hip flexor injury during Sunday's loss to the Giants, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Head coach Bill O'Brien said Lechler is day-to-day and added that it's too soon to know whether they'll need a replacement punter.

Shane Lechler HOU Jan 01 '79

Texans agreed to terms with P Shane Lechler, formerly of the Raiders.

Although Lechler is coming off a down season, punter don't usually fall off the cliff at age 36. We suspect he has several good years left. Lechler is a nine-time Pro Bowler and six-time first-team All Pro. He's led the NFL in yards-per-punt average five times. Lechler looks like a great pickup for Houston.

Shane Lechler HOU Dec 29 '782 Comments

Free agent P Shane Lechler will visit the Texans on Thursday.

It's the perennial All Pro's first visit. Lechler is coming off a down campaign at the age of 36, but it's unlikely he's suddenly over-the-hill. He'll be a field-position weapon wherever he winds up.

Shane Lechler HOU Oct 15 '78

Free agent P Shane Lechler is not expected back with the Raiders.

Lechler turns 37 next August and is coming off arguably the worst year of his career. Unlike Al Davis, Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie isn't making special teamers a huge priority. Lechler could be replaced by 2012 UDFA Marquette King.

Shane Lechler HOU Sep 22 '78

Shane Lechler's net average of 38.3 yards per punt is the second-worst of his career.

It's bad timing for Lecher, whose four-year, $16 million contract is up after this season. The rebuilding Raiders may choose to move on from the seven-time Pro Bowler rather than sink a ton of money into a punter. They do have Marquette King stashed away on injured reserve.

Shane Lechler HOU May 31 '78

Shane Lechler practiced Sunday for the first time since his July knee scope.

Just as Lechler promised, he'll be ready to go well before the regular season starts. The six-time All-Pro punter is a good bet to be among the league leaders in gross average once again. He's topped 50 yards per punt in two of the last three seasons.

Shane Lechler HOU May 27 '78

Raiders P Shane Lechler had his left knee scoped prior to training camp.

Lecher was having pain and swelling in his knee so he got it cleaned out about 10 days before camp started. He has no doubts about being ready for the regular season. Lecher has been named an All-Pro six times in his 12 NFL seasons.