There hasn’t been much action around punters in free agency yet, but we’ll get some on Thursday.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that’s when Shane Lechler will visit the Texans. McClain points out that the Texans were also interested in Lechler the last time he became a free agent, but the Raiders gave him a huge contract to remain in Oakland.
That won’t be happening this time around which makes Lechler a prime target for any team in need of a punter. He’s getting older, but there’s little reason to think one of the league’s best punters for the last decade will suddenly lose his ability to boot the football. Lechler has been to seven Pro Bowls and was the punter on the NFL’s All-Decade team for the 2000s.
Donnie Jones set franchise records for the Texans in gross and net averages last year. He’s a free agent as well.