OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Pro Bowl punter Shane Lechler has agreed
to a four-year contract to stay with the Oakland Raiders, the ssociated Press has learned.
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 nine-year career. The Raiders didn't disclose financial terms of the deal, but it's believed to make Lechler the highest-paid punter in NFL history.
"This contract is the greatest ever given to a punter in the history of the National Football League," Raiders senior executive John Herrera told the AP.
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