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Texans Promote Anthony Weaver as Team’s New Defensive Coordinator

The Texans have promoted defensive line coach Anthony Weaver to be their offensive coordinator in 2020 according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The 39-year-old Weaver will replace longtime Texans DC Romeo Crennel, whose contract has expired and was not retained by head coach Bill O’Brien.

The Texans defense underachieved in 2019, allowing the fifth-most yards in the league and failing to protect a 24-point lead in last week’s AFC Divisional Round loss while allowing the Chiefs to score seven straight touchdowns in a 51-31 loss.

Weaver will have his work cut out for him as the Texans defensive roster lacks difference-makers beyond three-time Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt.

A former defensive end who spent three of his seven NFL seasons in Houston, Weaver has been on Bill O’Brien’s staff since 2016.

Texans WR Will Fuller a ‘Gametime’ Decision, But Expected to Play Against Chiefs

Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has termed wide receiver Will Fuller a gametime decision for Sundays AFC Divisional Round game against the Chiefs but the expectation is that Fuller will play “unless anything crazy happens between now and gametime” according to James Palmer of NFL Network.

Fuller missed last week’s overtime win over the Buffalo Bills with a groin injury but has practiced on a limited basis this week.

The Texans have to hope that Fuller can suit up as the passing offense is just not the same without the speedy deep threat.

Quarterback DeShaun Watson has averaged 8.69 YPA and a 7.1% TD rate in 22 games with Fuller compared to 6.99 YPA in 17 games without. Kenny Stills would move into the slot for three-WR sets if Fuller is ultimately active.

Video: Texans Rally From Down 13-0 Lead, Top Bills in AFC Wild Card Game 22-19

Everything was going against the Texans for most of the first three quarters Saturday, but despite being shutout they rallied, and beat the Bills in the AFC the wild card game 22-19 in overtime.

Texans Star Defensive End J.J. Watt Back on the Teams Active Roster

It’s been a long road back, but for defensive end J.J. Watt, the timing couldn’t be any better.

The Texans star is back, as on Tuesday the team added him to the 53-man roster, a move that signals that he should be able to go Saturday in the AFC Wild Card Game between the Bills and Texans in Houston.

Watt was not able to take the field for the final eight games of the season with a torn pectoral, but resumed practicing before the end of the regular season.

With Watt back the team had to make a roster move, and they did that by placing safety Tashaun Gipson on IR. This season Gipson put up 51 tackles and three interceptions while starting 14 games.

Video: Texans Play Host to Josh Allen and the Bills in Saturday AFC Wild Card Game

The Texans will host a very good Bills team Saturday as the playoffs begin in the National Football League. Here’s a preview of the showdown.

Video: Texans Clinch AFC South, Top Buccaneers 23-20

The Texans took advantage of offensive mistakes by the Bucs, and they were able to clinch the AFC South with a 23-20 win in Tampa Saturday afternoon.

Here’s the highlights.

Video: Texans Look to Take Down the Buccaneers in Tampa Saturday Afternoon

The Texans are on the road Saturday in a week 16 battle against Jameis Winston and the NFC South Tampa Bay Bucs.

Here’s a preview:

Video: Texans Win Critical AFC South Battle with the Titans 24-21

In the first of two late season meetings the Texans won a huge game 24-21 over the Titans. Here’s the highlights.