The Houston Texans have hired Cleveland Browns defensive line coach Anthony Weaver to the same coaching position. Weaver returns back to the Texans after playing from 2006-2008 at defensive end.
Weaver has coached at the Universtiy of Florida (graduate assistant), University of North Texas (linebackers), New York Jets (assistant defensive line coach), Buffalo Bills (defensive line coach) and the Browns for the past two season. He has worked for some top coaches in the profession in Urban Meyer, Rex Ryan, Doug Marrone and Mike Pettine.
This marks the third defensive line coach for the Texans in three years under Bill O'Brien. Weaver replaced Paul Pasqualoni who stepped down after a year for family reasons to return home.
Weaver was a second round pick by the Baltimore Ravens out of Notre Dame. He played seven seasons in the NFL for the Ravens and Texans totalling 257 tackles, 15.5 sacks and three intercpetions.