Punter Shane Lechler signs with Houston Texans

Updated: March 23, 2013, 5:48 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Shane Lechler didn't miss his chance to finish his NFL career close to home after all.

Lechler signed with the Houston Texans on Saturday, returning to the area where he grew up and close to the school where he and his new coach launched their football careers.

Terms of the contract weren't disclosed by the team. ESPN reported the deal was for three years and worth a maximum of $5.5 million, with a $1 million signing bonus.

"This team, it's an exciting football team," ...

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