Texans Re-Signing K Nick Novak & P Shane Lechler

The Texans have agreed to terms with K Nick Novak and P Shane Lechler Tuesday evening, according to Mark Berman.

Novak previously mentioned that he was hoping to be back with the Texans next year and it appears as though they were able to get a deal done.

I want to be back,” Novak said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “I’m really proud of what we’ve done and I’m excited to be back with the same guys. I really feel like I can help the Texans get to where they want to go. I leave it up to my agent and the personnel department to get a deal done.

Novak, 35, was a somewhat surprising cut from the Chargers at the start of 2015 year. However, he managed to catch on with the Texans midseason and re-signed with the team following that season.

He just finished a one-year, $965,000 contract with the Texans and was set to become an unrestricted free agent,

In 2016, Novak appeared in all 16 games for the Texans and converted 35 field goals on 41 attempts (85.4 percent). He also recorded 22 extra points on 25 attempts (88 percent) and 23 touchbacks.

Lechler, 40, is a former fifth-round pick of the Raiders back in 2000. He spent 13 years in Oakland before catching on with the Texans for the 2013 season.

In 2016, Lechler totaled 2,946 punt yards on 72 attempts (40.9 YPA) to go along with three touchbacks.

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