How hard was it for punter Shane Lechler to leave the Raiders for the Texans as a free agent?
Not very, because the Raiders never even made Lechler an offer. In fact, he didn’t even hear from them.
“I wasn’t hearing anything from Oakland,” Lechler told 95.7 The Game in San Francisco. “After giving them 13 years and plus what the Davis family has done for me, I thought I would at least have a conversation with someone there or something before all of this went down. That was the frustrating part of it. I can’t say that I turned a contract down or anything because I was never really offered one. That was frustrating but I understand. Reggie [McKenzie is] running that thing now like he wants to run it and it’s pretty safe to say I don’t believe I was in the plans.”
The Raiders possibly opted to move on because they believe Marquette King is the future at the punting position.
And he’s a lot cheaper.