Raiders Might Let P Shane Lechler Walk Away

Discussion in 'Oakland Raiders' started by Sweets, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Sweets

    Sweets New Member

    Raiders punter Shane Lechler, 36, is in the final year of a four-year, $16 million contract signed in 2009 that made him the highest-paid punter in the NFL, Jerry McDonald of Bayareanewsgroup reports. He's scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent.

    Coming into the season having had surgery on his nonkicking leg, Lechler has only of late begun to show the form that has made him the NFL's all-time leader in gross punting average.

    "The numbers that I've put up this year have been my numbers," Lechler said. "I've still got three games to correct some stuff and get ready to find out what's going to happen after this year."

    It didn't go unnoticed by Lechler that undrafted free agent Marquette King, a thunder-footed punter with consistency issues, was kept on injured reserve with a foot injury after a weight-room accident in early September. He'll ostensibly compete for the job in 2013.

    "It was frustrating for a little while because this is my job, and it has been mine for 13 years," Lechler said. "I took it a little bit personal early, but after that I was like, 'You know what? I can only worry about so many things around here.' That was one of them I needed to stop worrying about."

    Source: The Redzone
  2. mtzninersfan

    mtzninersfan 1st Stringer

    Wow 4 mil a year for a punter. Obviously he is one of the best punters of all time but that is a lot! I think Andy Lee who you could also make a case for best punter in the league makes 1 mil?
  3. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    that was just another stupid raiders contract .............. they practically own the market on epically bad contracts.
  4. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman #1 Trap Star

    And trades, and draft picks, and free agent acquisitions..
  5. mtzninersfan

    mtzninersfan 1st Stringer

    Hahaha owned
  6. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman #1 Trap Star

    Lest we forget coach hirings and firings
  7. 86WARD

    86WARD NFL's Dirtiest Player Staff Member

    Take some of the Mendenhall money and pay this guy. Drew Butler stinks.

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