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Houston Texans Injury News: Shane Lechler Likely To Miss Game Against Bills?

Word is that the Houston Texans are preparing to play without their All-World punter when the Bills come to town on Sunday. See who they brought in for a tryout today.

The cursed play on which Lechler got hurt.
The cursed play on which Lechler got hurt.
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Although Bill O'Brien called Shane Lechler "day-to-day" in his press conference yesterday, OB also made it clear the Texans would explore other options at punter if Lechler thought he might not be able to go against the Bills on Sunday. Ian Rapoport says the Texans did just that this morning.

Who are these punting candidates, you ask? John McClain says the team brought in four players--Mat McBriar, Zoltan Mesko, Brian Moorman, and Kasey Redfern--for tryouts. This would seem to indicate that signs point to Lechler missing Sunday's game; unfortunately, that jibes with what Aaron Wilson has heard as well.

This would qualify as a huge loss. Lechler is a certifiable weapon, capable of flipping the field on the opposition every time he touches the ball. Consequently, the offer I made immediately after Lechler went down on Sunday still stands.

It's nice to see at least one other Texans fan is on board with the initiative.

UPDATE: A familiar face will be the Texans' punter on Sunday if Shane Lechler can't play.

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