Oakland Raiders: Shane Lechler leaves...

Oakland Raiders: Shane Lechler leaves to sign with Houston Texans

There are 6 comments on the Contra Costa Times story from Mar 22, 2013, titled Oakland Raiders: Shane Lechler leaves to sign with Houston Texans. In it, Contra Costa Times reports that:

The seven-time Pro Bowl punter agreed to terms Friday with the Houston Texans, and said in a phone interview he will sign the contract Saturday.

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“Undertaker Raiders Simona S”

Since: Apr 11

The Blackhole

#1 Mar 23, 2013
Good luck Shane...Welcome back to Texas and thank you for your time as a Raider
Captain Canada

Winnipeg, Canada

#2 Mar 23, 2013
Good article. Thanks for staying classy Shane. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the ball explode off of your foot for the past 13 years! Good luck in Houston.

Paducah, KY

#3 Mar 23, 2013
Surprising, and yet not so surprising that the Raiders did not even have contact with Lechler. Palmer claimed the same thing. McCalain in trouble. McKenzie said he has not talked to McClain or plans on talking to McClain. He really doesn't get it. Thanks a lot Ron Wolf for dumping Reggie on the Raider Nation. As far as Lechler, a great Raider. Yes, I used the forbidden word in the new era of excellence.
touchdowntimmybr own

Palmdale, CA

#4 Mar 23, 2013
knew lechler would be leaving, but i wish him all the best. i still remember seeing him sniffing on some smelling salts before punting the ball. badass punter and I'll miss the whole bevis and butthead dynamic. but i have faith in king. he looked awesome in preseason last year. raiders forever, forever raiders!

“Justice always prevails”

Since: Jan 12


#5 Mar 23, 2013
There goes the other half of the Bay Area booters. I actually valued having the 2 best punters in the Bay Area

“RaiderNation of Domination”

Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#6 Mar 24, 2013
Lechler has been one of my favorite players over the last 10 years and I think the move to Houston will give him a better chance at a championship...No offense to our Raiders here, but Houston is a lot closer to a championship than we are and I'd like to see Lechler finish his career with a ring to go with all his Pro Bowls.
I hate to see him go, but we have greater needs and punters don't necessarily build a franchise.

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