After Sunday's 13-12 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Houston Texans parted ways with punter Trevor Daniel and re-signed eight-year veteran Bryan Anger.
"That was a tough decision," O'Brien said. "Trevor is a good young punter and he'll get a chance to punt again in the league. Just felt like we needed more consistency and so we brought Bryan in and we'll see how that goes."
Anger was signed as a free agent before the start of training camp to bring competition to the punting position. Through three preseason games, Anger recorded 10 punts, averaging 47.2 yards.
A 2012 third-round NFL Draft pick by the Jaguars, Anger played four seasons in Jacksonville (2012-15) before spending three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2016-18). Since he entered the league, Anger has a gross punting average of 46.2 yards and ranks ninth in NFL history among punters with at least 250 attempts.
Anger, who grew up in Camarillo, California, will return to his home state when the Texans face the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Kickoff is set for 3:25 p.m. CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.