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Shane Lechler Becomes Highest Paid NFL Punter Ever; Resigns With Raiders

February 19th, 2009 No comments

The Raiders have yet to release the financial details of All-Pro punter Shane Lechler’s contract, but rumors are that the four-year contract will make Lechler the highest paid punter in NFL history.

Lechler currently holds the highest yards per punt average in NFL history at 46.8 yards per punt. Especially with the offense still in search of rhythm, Lechler’s powerful leg will be needed to keep the Raiders in games until Jamarcus develops into what we hope he can become.

With Lechler locked up, Al Davis and the Raiders aim to re-sign Pro-Bowl corner back Asomugha.