John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that’s when Shane Lechler will visit the Texans. Shane Lechler, one of the greatest punters in NFL history, is visiting with the Texans on Thursday. But while the team expects to add linebackers who can help special teams in the draft, it could replace Jones, a free agent, with free agent Shane Lechler , who has played 13 years for Oakland. That won’t be happening this time around which makes Lechler a prime target for any team in need of a punter. Lechler, 36, is an East Bernard native who played at Texas A&M before embarking on a 13-year career with the Oakland Raiders. Special teams hurt the Houston Texans last season. Donnie Jones, who punted for the Texans last season and set team records for gross and net, is an unrestricted free agent.