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2017 NFL Free Agent Tracker: Texans Re-Sign Shane Lechler, Nick Novak

Word’s out tonight that the Texans came to terms with their incumbent kicker and punter.

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Tip o’ the cap to Wotan for fiendishly monitoring Twitter and bringing this to my attention:

I don’t think these re-signings come as a surprise to Texans fans; frankly, it would have been infinitely more surprisingly if Shane Lechler and Nick Novak didn’t return to the team for 2017. Nevertheless, it would appear the Texans have two less positions to worry about. Now we wait to see precisely how much of the Texans’ precious cap room Novak and Lechler bogarted. I imagine the answer is “not much,” but every dime counts.

UPDATE: Some contract and salary cap numbers for you...