April 19, 2024

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The Dolphins give Anthony Weaver the reins on their defense

The Dolphins give Anthony Weaver the reins on their defense

Miami has hired a former Ravens assistant as its new defensive coordinator, replacing Vic Fangio


Miami– Miami Dolphins They were hired Anthony Weaver Like your new one Defensive coordinatorThe team announced Saturday it has ended its 10-day coaching search.

Anthony Weaver He most recently served as the defensive line coach and assistant head coach for the Baltimore Ravens, where he has been since 2021. The former second-round draft pick played for the Ravens and Houston Texans during his seven-year NFL career.

. the Dolphins They hired Vic Fangio last year after firing Josh Boyer, but parted ways with Fangio this offseason. Fangio joined the Philadelphia Eagles soon after.

the Dolphins Head coach Mike McDaniel issued a statement praising the player Anthony Weaverwho “has a proven resume of success, built on his personal investment in his players. Most importantly, he shares our belief that player development is the cornerstone of team building and sustainable excellence.”

Anthony Weaver He has coached in the NFL since 2012, primarily as a defensive line coach with the New York Jets, Buffalo Bills, Texans and Ravens.

He will be responsible for defending Dolphins Which ranked first in yards allowed per game and seventh in rushing yards allowed in 2023. This defense could undergo some changes in the coming months; Defensive tackle Christian Wilkins is a free agent this offseason, as are linebacker Jerome Baker and safety Deshaun Elliott.

Cornerback Xavien Howard is the longest-tenured player on the team MiamiBut there is a possibility that he will not return to the team in 2024.

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Anthony Weaver He has a pedigree of success as the Ravens' running game coordinator. Since taking over in 2021, Baltimore has allowed the third-fewest rushing yards in the NFL.