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              === Texans P Lechler out of hospital, could play ===
 
 Houston,  TX (SportsNetwork.com)  - Houston  Texans punter  Shane Lechler  was
 released  from  the hospital Friday and  could play Sunday against the Oakland
 Raiders despite battling the flu this week.
 
 Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Lechler will be a game-time decision but that he
 expects the punter will be ready to play against his former team.
 
 "I  don't even know if we'll ask him to come in tomorrow, but he'll be there,"
 said  Kubiak.  "Heck, he knows what  he's doing. He's talked to (special teams
 coordinator)  Joe  (Marciano). I don't  have any doubt  that he'll be ready to
 play."
 
 Lechler,  37, spent his first 13 NFL seasons with the Raiders and Sunday would
 be his first chance to punt against his former team.
 
 Cornerback   Elbert   Mack  (hamstring/groin)   and  tight  end  Ryan  Griffin
 (concussion) will miss the game for Houston. Cornerback Kareem Jackson (chest)
 and  linebackers Joe  Mays  (knee/abdomen) and  Mike  Mohamed (hamstring)  are
 questionable to play.
 
 11/15 17:48:11 ET