Anthony Weaver has "utmost confidence" in safety position

There's been some movement at the safety position, but a constant remains.

And defensive coordinator Anthony Weaver is excited about that constant.

"Justin Reid is a heck of a football player, and now that he's going into year three, it was amazing to see some of the things that he did last year particularly when he was nursing really two shoulder injuries the entire year," Weaver said. "So, when he comes back this year and he's healthy, 100 percent healthy, I could see him taking a huge jump as well."

Despite the injuries Weaver mentioned, Reid started 15 games in 2019 and was an anchor at the back end of the Texans defense. He finished third on the team with 78 tackles, and he picked off a pair of passes. His stop at the goal line of Leonard Fournette thwarted a 2-point conversion try that would've handed the Jaguars a lead with just second remaining in Week 2. In December, he popped the ball loose and into the waiting arms of Whitney Mercilus, who rumbled 86 yards up the Titans sideline in what would be a Texans victory.

There'll be some new faces with Reid in the defensive backfield, as Eric Murray and Michael Thomas have joined the squad. Weaver said he's "excited" about their additions.

"They're both proven veterans, phenomenal human beings that know how to play the game and how to win," Weaver said. "I think I have the utmost confidence in our safety position with just the professionalism we have in there and obviously the ability as well."

Reid, Murray, Thomas, Weaver and the Texans have been going through a virtual offseason program the last few weeks.

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