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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Upgrading LDE major goal after release of Weaver in Houston

By Paul Kuharsky

Posted by'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.