Texans release three

Updated: February 25, 2009, 5:48 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans released defensive end Anthony Weaver, safety Will Demps and offensive tackle Ephraim Salaam on Wednesday.

Weaver, who spent three years with the team, started each game last season opposite Mario Williams and finished with 45 tackles. Though he started all but four games in his time with the Texans, Weaver leaves the team with just one sack.

The 32-year-old Salaam spent this past season as a backup after 2008 first-round pick Duane Brown became the starting left tackle. Salaam started 30 games his first two seasons in Houston.

Demps, who has also played for the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens, started five games last season and had 32 tackles. He came to Houston in 2007 and started eight games that year.


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