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Texans sign Shane Lechler

Updated: March 23, 2013, 6:03 PM ET
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HOUSTON -- Shane Lechler didn't miss his chance to finish his NFL career close to home after all.

Lechler signed with the Houston Texans on Saturday, returning to the area where he grew up and close to the school where he and his new coach launched their football careers.

A league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the punter's deal is worth $5.5 million over three seasons.

The deal includes a $1 million signing bonus and will pay Lechler base salaries of ...

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