Dolphins tab Anthony Weaver as DC

League: NFL

Posted on: 04 Feb, 2024 at 02:40 AM

Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins are hiring Baltimore Ravens associate head coach/defensive line coach Anthony Weaver to be their next defensive coordinator, the team announced Saturday.

Weaver becomes Miami's third defensive coordinator in three seasons under head coach Mike McDaniel. The Dolphins fired Josh Boyer at the end of the 2022 season and parted ways with Vic Fangio last month.

Weaver "has a proven resume of success, built on his personal investment in his players," Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel said in a statement. "Most importantly, he shares our belief that player development is the cornerstone to both team building and sustained excellence."

Miami's defense, banged-up all season, finished the 2023 campaign 10th in yards allowed and 22nd in scoring under Fangio.

Weaver, who turns 44 in August, has been with Baltimore since 2021, when he was the defensive line coach and run game coordinator.

Before his time with the Ravens, Weaver spent five seasons with the Houston Texans (2016-20) as their defensive line coach, adding the title of defensive coordinator for the 2020 campaign. He was the Cleveland Browns' D-line coach from 2014-15.

Weaver has also made pit stops with the New York Jets (2012) and Buffalo Bills (2013). He worked at Florida and North Texas before moving up to the NFL.

--Field Level Media