Anthony Weaver Replaces Romeo Crennel As Texans Defensive Coordinator: Report

Weaver had been the defensive line coach since 2016

SportsRadio 610 Staff
January 20, 2020 - 7:46 am

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) -- Anthony Weaver is replacing Romeo Crennel as the Texans' defensive coordinator.

Weaver, who played for the team from 2006 to 2008, had been the defensive line coach since 2016.

Weaver played for Rex Ryan with the Baltimore Ravens from 2002 to 2005 prior to playing for the Texans. 

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Monday morning the longtime respected coach Crennel's was not expected to return in his role as defensive coordinator.

Crennel's contract expires soon and he could retire, or return as a senior assistant, similar to his role in 2017 when Mike Vrabel was defensive coordinator.

Crennel first became the Texans' defensive coordinator in 2014, when Bill O'Brien was hired as head coach. Crennel returned to that role after Vrabel left to become the Tennessee Titans head coach in 2018.

According to SportsRadio 610 insider John McClain, the decision to promote Weaver had been expected since last week's loss to Kansas City in the AFC Divisional Game.

Weaver, McClain said, is highly thought og as a defensive coordinator and possible head coach.

Listen to Payne & Pendergast discuss the move here.

Also on SportsRadio 610

Super Bowl LIV: 5 Fun Facts About 49ers vs. Chiefs Matchup

What’s Next After Titans, Packers Fall Short of Super Bowl?

Biggest Winners and Losers of the AFC and NFC Title Games