Posts Tagged ‘Shane Lechler’

Cross-Bay rivalry makes this Pro Bowl a ‘special’ one

49ers punter Andy Lee put it best when he said, “There must be something in the water” in the Bay Area. That’s the only explanation as to why, for likely the first time ever, the kicking units for the NFC and AFC each come from two teams from one area: 49ers and Raiders.

Bucs reach terms with Koenen on record deal

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to terms with Atlanta Falcons unrestricted free agent Michael Koenen on the biggest contract in NFL history for a punter on Friday. The six-year deal is worth $19.5 million with $6.5 million guaranteed, according to a league source.

Getting to know … Texas A&M LB Miller

Texas A&M LB Von Miller stopped by the NFL Network studios on Tuesday, and we took some time to get to know him as he prepares for the 2011 NFL Draft.

Hope dies, Raider Nation starts grieving process

For the well-being of Raider Nation, here’s hoping Al Davis indeed has a master plan.

Colts welcome back RB Addai vs. Raiders

The Colts will have RB Joseph Addai against the Raiders on Sunday, his first game back from a neck injury that kept him out since Week 6.

Pro Bowlers pitch in for NFL PLAY 60

I went to an NFL PLAY 60 Community Blitz event Thursday in nearby Lauderhill expecting to write some blogs on building a playground. Instead, I got to do a very small part to help build one, and it’s the highlight of my Pro Bowl week so far.

Raiders’ Lechler gets his kicks with four-year deal

Shane Lechler and the Oakland Raiders reached an agreement Wedneday night on a four-year, $16 million deal that keeps the punter off the market and sets a new salary benchmark for the position. The contract includes $9 million in guaranteed money.

Falcons will use franchise tag on punter Koenen

The Falcons will slap their franchise tag on undrafted free-agent punter Michael Koenen, league sources said Monday. The franchise punter tag — which rarely is used — carries with it a $2.48 million salary, the average of the top five highest-paid punters in the NFL.

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