Raiders Punter Shane Lechler Now Available

According to PFT, Tom Cable’s firing led Lechler to respond negatively to the organization.  Now it appears Lechler is out.  Is it too soon to sign this guy?  He’s awesome!

On Tuesday, the Raiders opted not to pick up the option on coach Tom Cable’s contract.  On Tuesday night, Lechler unloaded on the organization for dumping Cable.

On Wednesday, the Raiders signed punter Glenn Pakulak.  The team announced the move on its website.

I know I said I’d give Matt Dodge another year, but tying up Lechler ASAP is a great plan B for training camp 8 months away.   Too soon?

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  • Chuck

    lol I don’t think the Raiders signing 5 people for “practice squad or future contracts” is enough merit to post a news article saying Shane Lechler is now available.

    This is a desperate attempt at getting hits from an amateur “writer”.

  • Andrew Ilnicki

    Might want to take it up with PFT, “Chuck”. Thanks for the comment though expressing your “opinion.”

    • ty

      I call bull shit.. if anything its just an attempt by the old man to scare shane.. a feeble one at that.. and PFT didn’t go as far as to call shane “available” FYI.

      • Andrew Ilnicki

        True, the connection was made apparent enough though to post about it considering that state of the Giants punting situation. Wishful thinking perhaps, Lechler is a tremendous punter.

  • Mike Roberts

    YESSS!! He is a great punter, this is a perfect guy to sign! we need to get rid of matt dodge and improve our special teams ASAP! and signing a consistent punter would be a great start.

    • Andrew Ilnicki


      It’s a long offseason for the Gmen, these ideas are too good not to entertain for the next 8 months

  • Adam

    We always sign a couple extra people during the off-season but Shane isn’t going ANYWHERE!

  • harrison

    I think the raiders need to hurry and hire hue before other teams show interest in him and also the need to keep all those guys to keep them from leaving us and I think the owner made a good move for firing Cable he gave the man 2 and half years to take them to the playoffs