Shane Lechler May Not Be an Oakland Raider Much Longer, Raiders Sign New Punter

January 6, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After Tom Cable was notified that the Oakland Raiders would not be exercising their option on his contract this offseason, pro bowl punter Shane Lechler was the first, and really only, Raider to sound off on what had happened.
Lechler, along with a number of other Raiders, were vocal before the end of the season that Tom Cable should be kept on as head coach. Lechler even went so far as to say that he just couldn't play for another coach in Oakland after playing for six different coaches in his career in Oakland.
Then, when the Raiders declined to do so, Lechler did what would guarantee most players on the Raiders a one way ticket out of town: he was critical of Al Davis.
When hearing about the news, Lechler said that he was not sure that this was not a "terrible" decision on the part of the Raiders. Lechler also stated that he believed big Raider free agents Michael Bush and Robert Gallery will not want to re-sign with the Raiders...

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