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Raiders re-sign star punter Lechler

Updated: February 19, 2009, 9:34 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

OAKLAND, Calif. -- All-Pro punter Shane Lechler agreed to a four-year contract Wednesday to stay with the Oakland Raiders, allowing the club to avoid a potentially tough choice in free agency.

Lechler could have become an unrestricted free agent next week after being chosen to the AFC's Pro Bowl team for the fourth time in his stellar nine-year career. The deal, sources told ESPN.com's John Clayton, is in excess of $3 million a season. Brian Moorman of the Chicago Bears had been the ...

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