Free agents the Houston Texans should re-sign in 2016

After being bounced out of the first round of the playoffs this past season, the Houston Texans might want to consider making changes to their roster. Houston is in dire need of a quarterback and they may not find one any time soon. To make matters worse, Houston is seriously considering letting go of Arian Foster. Foster is a great running back, but time and time again he gets injured...
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The Texans need to hang on to Shane Lechler

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit It’s time for an in-depth analysis of the sexiest job in pro football. Yep, I’m...
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Last time the Oakland Raiders had five Pro Bowlers (yes, it’s happened before)

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit   Gone are the days when the Oakland Raiders had only one player to root for in...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Crick, Ben Jones among Texans headed for free agency

As the Houston Texans begin to look ahead to 2016 after Saturday's 30-0 playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the team faces decisions on 11 players, including five starters, who are headed for free agency in March.Via the Houston Chronicle, defensive end Jared Crick, center Ben Jones, guard Brandon Brooks, wide receiver Nate Washington and safety Quintin Demps all started multiple...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Texans punter Lechler back in playoffs for first time in 13 years

For the first time since 2002, Houston Texans punter Shane Lechler will experience what it's like to play in a postseason game when the Texans host the Kansas City on Saturday.The 39-year-old Lechler made the playoffs each of his first three seasons in the NFL as a member of the Oakland Raiders, including a trip to the Super Bowl in 2002. But he hasn't been back since, which has...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

King nears history and four more stats from Oakland Raiders win

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Oakland Raiders pulled out an ugly win over the San Diego Chargers on Christmas...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans lose backup QB T.J. Yates late in 1st half

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Houston quarterback T.J. Yates left the field and walked straight to the locker room late in the first half Sunday after apparently injuring his left knee at Indianapolis. Brandon Weeden took over and finished the possession by leading the Texans to a field goal to cut Indy's lead to 10-7. The injury occurred with 1:14 left in the second quarter after Yates...
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

'Dantallica': Dolphins head coach confesses love for Metallica

Seeing as he's been a head coach in the NFL for less than a month, the world is still getting to know Dan Campbell of the Miami Dolphins.He took over for Joe Philbin after he was fired and has immediately turned the team around -- for now. And while everyone knows Campbell is a tough guy who played tight end for more than a decade in the NFL, he let out a secret at practice on Thursday...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Texans Punter Shane Lechler Hits Giant Video Board At AT&T Stadium

The video board at AT&T Stadium has been a target for kickers ever since it was constructed. It certainly was once again Thursday night when the Houston Texans came to town for a preseason game with the Cowboys. It seems that Texans punter Shane Lechler had a bet with some of his teammates that he could hit the big board.So he did. Read more »
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston punter Lechler wins bet by hitting Dallas video board

Houston Texans punter Shane Lechler used Thursday night's preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys to take part in a friendly wager among teammates. During the fourth quarter, Lechler boomed a punt that hit the massive HD board that hangs over the field in AT&T Stadium. In doing so, he became the third punter to accomplish the feat and stands to eat well for a while because...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Eagles - Texans Takeaways

You Got Sprolesed> LT Jason Peters' annual trip to the Pro Bowl will not be aided by footage of this game> WR Damaris Johnson on the easy out for 11, as the secondary gets picked far too easily, and has for the entirety of the Kelly Era> In the first quarter, on their first drive, Red was going to go for it on 4th and inches, but a jump off side killed that> Honestly...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans player breaks franchise record, but it ends up worthless

Houston Texans punter Shane Lechler made history in Thursday’s 33-28 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He sent the franchise Record with a booming 71-yard punt. As John McClain from the Houston Chronicle pointed out, it turned out to be useless. Lechler’s 71-yard punt longest in team history. I’m sure he’s excited about that. It was a touchback. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Foster and Lechler active for Texans against Bills

HOUSTON (AP) Running back Arian Foster and punter Shane Lechler are both active and will play for the Houston Texans against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Both players were questionable this week after Foster missed last week's game with a hamstring injury and Lechler injured his hip in Sunday's loss to the Giants. Inactive for Houston is cornerback A.J. Bouye, who is dealing with...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Browns, Packers, Panthers, Saints, & Texans

  Browns Pat McManamon of ESPN writes that it would be “absolute lunacy” for the Browns not to try and re-sign QB Brian Hoyer if he continues to play like he has. Packers Rookie WR Jeff Janis could be active for the first time in his young career given that Jarrett Boykin is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. (Rob Demovsky) Panthers LB Thomas Davis and...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Injury Update: Arian Foster, Shane Lechler

The Houston Texans are trying to get their third win of the season this week, something they could not do last season. It may be tougher than it should be, though. Arian Foster and Shane Lechler are not fully healthy yet, and they are an important part to this Texans team.   #455534024 / Arian Foster is battling a hamstring injury, and is trying to avoid missing...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Sebastian Janikowski’s best pickup lines

As we all know, Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski, affectionately known by fans as “Seabass”, is one of the most dangerous kickers in the league. While his accuracy dropped last year after replacing his former holder, Shane Lechler, with new punter Marquette King, Seabass is looking to return to his Pro Bowl level this upcoming season. Occasionally, you’ll come across a football...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Raiders fans take page from Dr. Death’s book, start a petition

The Oakland Raiders need a new stadium and one that is not shared with a Major League Baseball team. But the question remains, how and where will they get that stadium? It is only a matter of time before the Raiders are playing on a new, football only, field. The Oakland Coliseum is too old and worn down to last forever and owner Mark Davis has already said that a new stadium is...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sebastian Janikowski reveals how Shane Lechler was key to his success

The Oakland Raiders have been struggling to find success ever since they were blown out in the Super Bowl by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and former Raiders head coach Jon Gruden. And during that time it was not just a problem with one part of the team, nearly every position on the Raiders struggled to find success. Every position except the kickers that is. Yup, for years and years...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Arizona Cardinals draft a kicker?

You know it’s been a long build up to the draft when our series on the best and worst draft picks in Cardinals history finds its way to the kickers. I know right? Place kickers and punters are not exactly the sexiest of topics in the football universe. Their kickers for crying out loud! Since writing 800 words or so trying to figure out who the best kicker in Cardinals draft history...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Should any Houston Texans players retire now?

Earlier Today, Cover32 released their top-10 players who should join Rashard Mendenhall and retire. For the Houston Texans, no one from the organization represented the list, but there were a few surprising names on there, such as Eli and Peyton Manning as well as Jason Witten. Shane Lechler, the punter, is 37 years old, but punters can play well into their late-30s. It may be time...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

What Compensatory Draft picks mean for Houston Texans

As the NFL Draft comes closer and closer to the field (six weeks to be exact), the Texans received three more advantages in their choices. Greg Jones, Shane Lechler, and Ed Reed are the three compensatory picks granted by the NFL which give the Texans a total of 11 picks in the draft. But will these players help the potential super team? Under the rules for compensatory draft...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ray Guy voted into Hall of Fame

US Presswire D.J. O’Connor Oakland Raiders Writer For the first time in NFL history a punter has been voted into the Hall of Fame as Ray Guy was elected as part of the class of 2014. Guy, who was drafted 23rd overall in 1973 by the Oakland Raiders, has been a finalist seven times since 1992.  His consideration for the Hall of Fame has been a polarizing topic.  Questions often...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Raiders reaction: Ray Guy deserves HOF more than Tim Brown

Oakland Raiders punter Ray Guy became the first pure punter in the history of the NFL to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Slingin Sammy Baugh was also a punter, but his accolades as a quarterback are what got him into Canton. But Guy was nothing but a punter, and a great one at that. So after years of failing to be inducted, I expected Raiders fans to be unanimous in their celebration...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Get to know a Raider: Marquette King

The Oakland Raiders’ punter Marquette King has had big shoes to fill in Shane Lechler’s absence and he finished the 2013 season ranked as number one in the NFL in gross punting average of 48.9 yards. King came to the Raiders out of Fort Valley State University a division II school located in Fort Valley, GA. He spent his rookie season on IR after a foot injury and came back this...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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