Report: Weaver replaces Crennel as Texans defensive coordinator

The Houston Texans replaced defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel with defensive line coach Anthony Weaver, multiple outlets reported Monday.

The 72-year-old Crennel has been on head coach Bill O'Brien's staff since 2014 and has coached in the NFL since 1981, including stints as head coach of the Cleveland Browns (2005-08) and the Kansas City Chiefs (2011-12).

Weaver, 39, played defensive end for the Texans from 2006-08 and has coached Houston's defensive line since 2016. He has never been a defensive coordinator.

Changes were expected after the Texans finished 28th in total defense in 2019, allowing 388.3 yards per game. Houston surrendered 51 points and 434 yards in a divisional playoff loss to the Chiefs on Jan. 12.

Crennel's contract has expired, but it is possible that he could return as a senior assistant on O'Brien's staff in 2020.

--Field Level Media