Shapiro doing best to show other teams skill

Shapiro doing best to show other teams skill
August 18, 2013, 6:00 pm
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Andrew Shapiro doesn’t have a chance to beat Shane Lechler for a job but he has a chance to land a job elsewhere.

The Texans haven’t allowed their veteran punter Lechler to punt this preaseason because of a sore plant leg. That’s given Shapiro a chance to play and he hasn’t disappointed.

“I mean Shapiro’s done a wonderful job,” Kubiak said. “I tell players all of the time, ‘you may not make this team, but go prove to everybody you can play in this league.’ And I know one thing; he’s proved he can punt. I mean he’s done a great job.”

Through the first two preseason games, Shapiro has punted 10 times for an average of 42.9 yards per attempt and a net average of 40.3. His five punts pinning the opposition inside the 20 rank second in the NFL this preseason. His long is a 59-yarder.

Shapiro, 22, comes from Fresno State, where he punted 64 times for an average of 42 yards. He also had 13 punts of over 50 yards with a long of 69.