Report: Texans re-sign Shane Lechler and Nick Novak

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The Houston Texans re-signed two of their own free agents on Tuesday night in Shane Lechler and Nick Novak.

The Texans were able to get some business done as they continue to try and bring A.J. Bouye back for 2017.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Texans have agreed to new contracts with punter Shane Lechler and kicker Nick Novak.

Novak was able to connect on 85.4 percent of his field goal attempts last season. His longest was from 53 yards out.

Even though Lecher isn’t getting any younger at the age of 40, he’s still a very effective punter and worth having on the Texans’ roster.

My guess is that the Texans gave Lechler and Novak around $1 million each.

Lechler may have received a little more than Novak.  We’ll soon find out.

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Now that Houston has signed two of their own free agents, they still need to work on bringing back tight end Ryan Griffin, linebacker John Simon, safety Quintin Demps, cornerback A.J. Bouye and anyone else that they feel is worth keeping around.

As of right now it looks like it’s going to be difficult to keep Bouye who’s expected to get a new contract that will possibly pay him over $13 million per year.

Simon may also be difficult to re-sign since it’s being reported that there’s a lot of interest in him.

Update: Aaron Wilson has the numbers for both Lechler and Novak.