2016 Houston Texans Player Profile: Shane Lechler

A closer look at the Houston Texans roster heading into the 2016 training camp.


Shane Lechler had a bounce back season in 2015 after a let down in 2014. He continues to be a staple for the special teams unit and is now entering his fourth season with the Texans. Signing a one-year deal with the team in the off season, Lechler remains an above average punter in the NFL and his ability to put together another solid season is needed once again. 

The Rundown

It will be a year-by-year situation for Lechler with the Texans. Bill O’Brien values Lechler’s veteran leadership and will continue to depend on him inside the locker room and on the field. Preserving the 17-year veteran is key during training camp and him getting all of his punts in during practices will be key. Also, new special teams coach Larry Izzo is pushing Lechler with new drills to help him get ready for the season. 

Roster Situation

On the 53-man roster and punting. 


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