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Texans re-sign Stanley

HOUSTON - The Houston Texans have re-signed P Chad Stanley, it was announced today.


Stanley (6-3, 209) is one of four Texans to suit up for all 80 games in franchise history.  He had a career-high with 41.6 yards per punt average this past season.  He set a career-high with a 48.2-yard average at the New York Jets (11/26), and hit a season-long 62-yard punt in the last game of the season against Cleveland (12/31).

During his time in Houston, the Ore City, Texas native has landed an NFL-high 135 punts inside the 20-yard line over the past five years.  He had his best seasons during the Texans' first two years, placed 34 percent of his punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line.

Stanley's quick release has aided him to hit 323 consecutive punts without a block.  Over the past two seasons, Stanley has punted 153 times, with only six touchbacks, which is tied for the least of any punter to boot at least 150 punts.

Stanley is the fourth Texan to re-sign with the team, joining Roc Alexander, N.D. Kalu and Ephraim Salaam.

**Following is the free agent the Texans have signed from other teams (2):

**RB Ahman Green (6-0, 218)    Last team: Green Bay Packers

LB Danny Clark (6-2, 245)      Last team: New Orleans Saints

**Following are the free agents the Texans have re-signed (4):

**CB Roc Alexander (5-10, 190)

DE N.D. Kalu (6-3, 265)

OT Ephraim Salaam (6-7, 302)

P Chad Stanley (6-3, 209)

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