Aug 082012
 

P Shane Lechler

Punters and kickers are the most often franchised because the franchise tag values for them are very cheap and franchising them makes a lot more sense than giving them a long term deal. The Raiders don’t have another option that makes any sense and Lechler is one of the best punters in the league (47.6 yards per punt career average). They will likely franchise him, if they can’t get a long term deal hammered out before hand, even though the franchise tag value would be 4.56 million for him (120% of his 2012 season, which is 3.8 million).

Likelihood: Likely

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