NFL Notes: 49ers, Cowboys, Lions, & Texans

49ers 49ers RB Carlos Hyde (foot) is unlikely to play in Week 11 against the Seahawks. (Matt Maiocco) The 49ers will have Shaun Draughn, Kendall Gaskins and Travaris Cadet available at running back in Week 11. Cowboys Cowboys owner Jerry Jones mentioned during an interview with 105.3 The Fan that he believes Matt Cassel would have won the games that Brandon Weeden lost...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans-Texans inactives, gameday notes

The inactives are out for today’s game at Reliant Stadium as the Tennessee Titans visit the Houston Texans, and here they are: HOUSTON TEXANS: LB Kourtnei Brown, ILB Akeem Dent, CB Kareem Jackson, C Greg Mancz, ILB Bernardrick McKinney, FS Rahim Moore, WR Cecil Shorts TENNESSEE TITANS: CB Perrish Cox, WR Harry Douglas, QB Marcus Mariota, DE Mike Martin, DE Ropati Pitoitua, G...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans Working To Bring Back QB T.J. Yates

Tania Ganguli of ESPN reports that the Texans are working to bring back T.J. Yates as their backup to starting QB Brian Hoyer. Yates, 28, is a former fifth round pick of the Texans back in 2011. He lasted over three years in Houston before he was traded to the Falcons in a deal that sent ILB Akeem Dent to Houston. The Falcons ultimately released Yates during their roster...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Inactives: Week 5

Thursday Night Game Colts QB Andrew Luck, RB Tyler Varga, LB Jerrell Freeman, G Lance Louis, DL T.Y. McGill, G Denzelle Good, OLB Bjoern Werner. Texans WR Cecil Shorts, WR Nate Washington, LB Akeem Dent, DB Quintin Demps, C Greg Mancz, RB Jonathan Grimes, OLB Kourtnei Brown The post NFL Inactives: Week 5 appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans rule out WRs Washington, Shorts for Colts' game

The Colts won't be the only team shorthanded entering their Thursday night game against the Texans, as Houston will be without two of the their top three wide receivers as well.Nate Washington and Cecil Shorts were among five Houston players ruled out of the AFC South matchup.Washington, who is dealing with a hamstring injury, has 13 receptions for 210 yards this season. Shorts,...
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October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rookie LB Benardrick McKinney settles in as starter for Texans

Three games into his NFL career, Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney already finds himself a starter on Houston's star-studded defense.McKinney, Houston's second-round pick last April, started in place of Akeem Dent at inside linebacker in last Sunday's win over Tampa Bay, lining up next Brian Cushing.The rookie out of Mississippi State played 20 snaps, making two tackles in the...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans LB Akeem Dent ready to step as starter in Week 1

With Houston Texans starting inside linebacker Mike Mohamed out for Sunday's season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs with a right calf injury, the team will turn to veteran Akeem Dent to fill in. Dent, who started seven games for the Texans last season, said he's prepared for the opportunity. “I have a lot of confidence going into this game,” Dent said, per the Houston Chronicle...
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September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans Place OLB Jadeveon Clowney & DE Akeem Dent On PUP List

The Houston Texans placed OLB Jadeveon Clowney and DE Akeem Dent on the active/PUP list on Monday, according to the NFL transactions release. Last we heard regarding Clowney’s recovery from microfracture surgery, Texans team physician Dr. Walt Lowe mentioned that former No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney “looks spectacular” seven months removed from the procedure. ...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview of the Houston Texans Depth Chart: Defense

Depth Chart Preview: Offensive EditionDefensive End1. J.J. Watt (RE)2. Jared Crick (LE)3.Jeoffrey Pagan4.Tevita Finau5.Christian Covington6.Lynden TrailDefensive Tackle1.Vince Wilfork2. Louis Nix III3. Brandon IvoryThe Texans' greatest team strength lies right at the front of their defense. Two-time Defensive Player of the Year, J.J. Watt, is the pinnacle of Houston’s defense....
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans Re-Sign LB Akeem Dent To A Two-Year Deal

The Houston Texans have re-signed LB Akeem Dent to a two-year contract, according to his agency Enter-Sports. Congrats to client, @AkeemDent, on agreeing to terms on new 2-year deal with Houston Texans! @AdamSchefter @ProFootballTalk — Enter-Sports (@EnterSportsMgmt) March 24, 2015 Dent’s agent, Hadley Engelhard, previously told Mark Berman of MyFoxHouston.com that he had...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans In Talks With ILB Akeem Dent, Has Interest From Two Other Teams

Hadley Engelhard, the agent for free agent ILB Akeem Dent, tells Mark Berman of MyFoxHouston.com that he’s been in talks with the Texans about his client. According to Engelhard, they are having “extensive dialogue with two other teams.” The inside linebacker market has been very quiet in recent days, despite some notable players still available. Dent, 27, is ... The post...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons re-sign backup QB T.J. Yates

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed backup quarterback T.J. Yates. Yates was traded to the Falcons from Houston for linebacker Akeem Dent before the 2014 season. He could have become an unrestricted free agent Tuesday. Yates appeared in only one game last season, completing three of four passes for 64 yards with one interception. The 27-year-old quarterback completed...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

The Worst Draft Round for Thomas Dimitroff as Falcons GM

General Manager Thomas Dimitroff has drafted “wishy washy” over the past seven seasons. Currently, he’s preparing for his eighth draft with the Atlanta Falcons. In honor of that, I want to give my take on which rounds have served the Falcons the best and the worst over the past seven seasons.However, I am going to exclude the first round draft choices. This is because Matt...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Falcons’ best post-season move will not have immediate impact

The Falcons haven’t had much success when it comes to relying on backup quarterbacks, and fortunately they haven’t had to rely on them too much, but as the saying goes “It’s better to be safe than sorry.” The Falcons recently traded LB Akeem Dent to the Houston Texans in return for QB TJ Yates and waivered the former backup QB Dominique Davis. Davis served as the backup...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Could a former rival be Atlanta’s best option at linebacker?; Falcons trade the Texans for Matt Ryan’s backup

Here are the top columns from the previous week that you might have missed: Could a former rival be Atlanta’s best option at linebacker? Atlanta trades Akeem Dent Five likely Hard Knocks’ storylines Grill with the Falcons recap You may also be interested in:Weekly Rewind: Could a former rival be Atlanta’s best option at linebacker?; Falcons trade the Texans for Matt Ryan...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Experience was key with Falcons' trade for QB Yates

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff was burning the midnight oil on the eve of his team's final day of minicamp. In a single night, Dimitroff pulled off a pair of moves intended to upgrade the Falcons' depth -- something that proved to be a glaring weakness for Atlanta's 4-12 campaign last year. The Falcons acquired backup quarterback T.J. Yates...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Swap QB T.J. Yates for Falcons LB Akeem Dent

The Houston Texans made a trade yesterday that sent one of their back-up quarterbacks, T.J. Yates, to the Atlanta Falcons for one of their linebackers, Akeem Dent. The trade was a simple player for player swap that was just a couple of teams getting rid of players that they no longer had a use for. Why This Makes Sense for the Texans According to many reports, it seemed as though...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking: Houston Texans trade quarterback

After Ryan Fitzpatrick was named as the starter for the Houston Texans, it was then revealed reportedly that the team released T.J. Yates. That isn’t what ended up happening, as the team actually traded him to the Atlanta Falcons for linebacker Akeem Dent. According to Jason La Canfora of the report (link above) the team informed him that he would not be with the team, but they...
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June 19, 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...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking: Atlanta Falcons make an ideal trade with the Houston Texans

In a rather surprising move, The Falcons announced that they traded inside linebacker Akeem Dent to the Houston Texans for quarterback T.J. Yates. Dent, a fourth year veteran, appeared in 15 games last season with 7 starts. He had 51 tackles and 1.5 sacks in the 2013 season. He was an Atlanta fan favorite due to his local roots, he played college football at The University of Georgia...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons acquire experienced QB Yates in trade with Texans

Hours after Falcons coach Mike Smith discussed his team's open competition at the quarterback spot behind starter Matt Ryan, Atlanta's front office all but ended the conversation. The Falcons acquired former Texans starter T.J. Yates in a two-player trade on Wednesday night, sending linebacker Akeem Dent to Houston in return. The acquisition assures the Falcons have plenty of insurance...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Trade T.J. Yates to the Atlanta Falcons

So the Houston Texans apparently did not cut T.J. Yates on Tuesday, which was widely reported. They decided to keep him on the roster for an extra 24 hours in order to see if they could work out a deal.  Fortunately for the Texans, they found a trade partner in the form of the Atlanta Falcons, who gave up linebacker Akeem Dent for the backup quarterback (via CSN Houston). The Texans...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Some final insight on the Atlanta Falcons draft

The NFL Draft was a hurricane of drama, suspense, and excitement. The Atlanta Falcons came away with multiple players that should be making an immediate impact. Here are a couple of thoughts I had during the weekend: 1. What does Atlanta do now at Tight End? Atlanta obviously has far more faith in Levine Toilolo than we ever imagined. The former 4th round pick had his ups and downs...
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May 14, 2014  |  1 Comment

Evaluating Falcons Second-Round Pick, Ra’Shede Hageman

Continuing to work on the offensive and defensive front, the have Atlanta Falcons selected defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman out of Minnesota with their second-round pick (37th overall). It is clearly that the Falcons are adding depth (with this pick) to there injury-prone defense, which saw defensive end Kroy Biermann, linebackers Sean Weatherspoon, Akeem Dent, and Stephen Nicholas...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 prospects: Inside Linebacker

Atlanta is in dire need of depth at the linebacker position, especially since switching to a 3-4 base defense. In my opinion, Sean Weatherspoon will be most suited for moving inside next to Akeem Dent or emerging second year talent Paul Worrilow, freeing up the LOLB position for an incoming rookie. As of today, it would appear Kroy Biermann is in line to be starting ROLB. Here is...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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