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Texans Acquire Akeem Dent: Impact on Linebacker Position Battles

As you’ve no doubt heard by now the Texans acquired former Falcons linebacker Akeem Dent in a trade that sent quarterback T.J. Yates to the Falcons. I was a bit surprised as the day before the Texans announced their intention to cut Yates, but before that move was finalized other teams who weren’t at the top of the waiver order apparently expressed interest in trading for the...
Via State of the Texans
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons land quarterback T.J. Yates in trade

The Atlanta Falcons seem to have solved their backup quarterback dilemma on Wednesday, trading linebacker Akeem Dent to the Houston Texans for quarterback T.J. Yates. Yates immediately brings the Falcons the most starting experience of any quarterbacks that are currently behind starter Matt Ryan. Yates has five career starts under his belt and made a name for himself as a rookie...
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Set to Acquire Akeem Dent Pending Physical

The Houston Texans are set to acquire inside linebacker Akeem Dent from the Atlanta Falcons after trading quarterback T.J. Yates. Dent was drafted in 2011 in the 3rd round (91st overall) out of Georgia where he was an All-SEC linebacker. In three seasons he has appeared in 47 games starting 20 of them and he has totaled 136 total tackles (81 solo, 55 assists) with 1.5 sacks and three...
Via State of the Texans
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tonight the Falcons started UDFA Paul Worrilow

Tonight the Atlanta Falcons started Paul Worrilow over Akeem Dent at MLB. This is a huge surprise, especially with Worrilow being an undrafted free agent out of Delaware. Worrilow had an amazing pre-season as he racked up several tackles. Worrilow was a stand out for the Blue Hens and has a great motor. If he […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Falcons' Dent to make debut as NFL starter

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Up and down the Falcons offense and defense, the units are stacked with players who possess experience as NFL starters. Only one spot on the field does not: middle linebacker, where Akeem Dent, in his second season out of the University of Georgia, will make his NFL debut as a starter on Sunday in Kansas City. I have butterflies each game, said Dent, an indication...
Via Fox Sports South
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Dent eager to fill void at middle linebacker

Akeem Dent says he is ready to step in at middle linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons. Dent, a third-round draft pick from Georgia last year, overcame concussion symptoms to take 28 snaps in Thursday's preseason win at Miami. It was his longest work in a game situation as Atlanta's starting middle linebacker. ''It was exciting to be out there on the field with my...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons hope to get LB Dent back Sunday

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Akeem Dent has returned to practice after sustaining a concussion, and the team hopes he'll be fully cleared by Sunday. Dent was injured in the Falcons' first preseason game against Baltimore. He missed the next contest and had not practiced until Saturday, when he took part in the non-contact drills. Coach Mike Smith says Dent must clear one...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Falcons LB Dent sidelined with concussion

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith says starting middle linebacker Akeem Dent sustained a concussion in the 31-17 loss to Baltimore and will miss next week's exhibition against Cincinnati. Mike Peterson, a 14th-year veteran, took over for Dent in practice on Saturday. Rookie fullback Bradie Ewing, a fifth-round pick from Wisconsin, is out for the season after injuring his right...
Via AP on Fox
August 11, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL: Akeem Dent Prepares to Take on a Starting Role with the Atlanta Falcons

With Lofa Tatupu gone and Curtis Lofton signing on with a “proven winner” in the New Orleans Saints (talk about taking a jab at your former team)—ouch, Akeem Dent is the latest Falcon being asked to step into a starting role to prove his worth. …the Falcons viewed Akeem Dent as a legitimate contender to win the starting job at middle linebacker. The Falcons believed he...
Via The Lady Sportswriter
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Akeem Dent shows improvement with Falcons

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons linebacker Akeem Dent has not benefited much from continuity over the last four years of his career. Starting with the much maligned defensive coordinator Willie Martinez at the University of Georgia, Dent is on his fourth defensive coordinator in four years and along with musical coaches he's also had to play musical schemes. Dent transitioned...
Via Fox Sports South
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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