Upgrading LDE major goal after release of Weaver in Houston

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
Anthony Weaver was one of three unsurprising releases by the Houston Wednesday, and leaves as a symbol of just what the Texans are missing.

He started all 16 games at left defensive end opposite Mario Williams in 2008 and didn't record so much as a half sack. In his three seasons, he started 44 of 48 games. He leaves the Texans with a grand total of one sack, and that came in 2006.

Finding a better bookend for Mario Williams who will be a much more productive pass rusher is a major priority for the Texans this offseason.

The team also let go of offensive tackle Ephraim Salaam and safety Will Demps.