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...
Via Fox Sports South
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Sign LB Tim Dobbins

  David Canter, the agent for veteran LB Tim Dobbins, announced via his Twitter account Wednesday night that his client has agreed to terms with the Falcons. Congratulations to #TeamDEC client Tim Dobbins on agreeing to terms with @Atlanta_Falcons #RiseUp #neverstopworking — David Canter (@davidcanter) June 19, 2014 The Falcons actually hosted Dobbins for a visit last week...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans trade for Falcons linebacker

The Atlanta Falcons have traded Akeem Dent to the Houston Texans according to the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. @AJCFalcons: #Falcons have traded linebacker Akeem Dent to the #Texans. The team replaced Dent with former Texan Tim Dobbins. @AJCFalcons: Also, to replace Dent, the #Falcons have agreed to terms with linebacker Tim Dobbins today. The post Texans trade for Falcons...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Worked Out Free Agent LB Nick Barnett

  Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports that the Falcons brought in free agent LB Nick Barnett for a workout this week. Atlanta also met with veteran LB Tim Dobbins this week, however neither player was signed to a contract. The Falcons unfortunately lost LB Sean Weatherspoon for the season after he suffered a ruptured Achilles this past week. Previous reports have also mentioned...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Falcons are interested in Vilma, Dobbins, Angerer

With the season-ending Achilles tendon injury to linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, the Falcons are checking out the veteran free agent market in what one agent called a “four or five player Gong Show.” Former New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma, Tim Dobbins and Pat Angerer are being considered, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, who cited sources close to the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent LB Tim Dobbins Visiting With The Falcons

  Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, citing a league source, reports that free agent ILB Tim Dobbins will visit with the Falcons on Thursday. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported last night that the Falcons are taking a “hard look” at free agent ILB Jonathan Vilma, Dobbins to replace Sean Weatherspoon. Dobbins, 31, last played for the Texans, but after signing a one-year...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons considering veteran LB Jonathan Vilma

The Atlanta Falcons find themselves scrambling to find replacements for linebacker Sean Weatherspoon who ruptured his Achillies’ tendon on Tuesday. Jonathan Vilma is one player that the Falcons reportedly are taking a look at as a replacement. The 32-year-old Vilma has been plagued by knee issues for years and has been a liability when on the field. Falcons are looking hard at...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons looking at Jonathan Vilma, Pat Angerer?

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Falcons are taking a “hard look” at free agent ILB Jonathan Vilma to replace Sean Weatherspoon, who suffered a season-ending knee injury this week. According to Rapoport, the Falcons are also considering linebackers Pat Angerer and Tim Dobbins. Rapoport adds that the Falcons could bring Vilma in for a visit if everything checks...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Facing a Big Task Coming Out of the Bye Week

The Houston Texans are coming out of the bye week and are faced with a monumental task to save their 2013 season. Sitting at 2 and 5, the Texans only sit two games out of the final playoff spot with nine games left to play. There are 11 teams in the AFC with 4 wins or less, so the season at this rate is a long way from being over. The Texans’ schedule may not be the toughest on...
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October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Veteran Linebacker Tim Dobbins Released by the Texans

Client Tim Dobbins was released from the Texans. We appreciate our time and everyone at the Texans organization. Tim is 100% healthy — David Canter (@davidcanter) October 22, 2013 The Houston Texans have released veteran linebacker Tim Dobbins today in yet another roster move. Dobbins has been an issue since OTAs when he did not show up but rather chose to stay in Tennessee...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Keenum takes over for Schaub at QB for Texans

Texans quarterback Matt Schaub and linebacker Tim Dobbins were inactive for Sunday's game against the unbeaten Chiefs after both were ruled out with injuries earlier in the week. Case Keenum was making his first NFL start in place of Schaub, who wasn't ready to go after sustaining right ankle and foot injuries in last week's loss to St. Louis. Dobbins was out with a...
Via AP on Fox
October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

The Rundown: End of the Preseason

The Houston Texans’ 2013 preseason is finished and they defeated the Dallas Cowboys 24-6. The big stories were the return of DeVier Posey and all of the young players fighting for their NFL futures. Some will be with the Texans and others could be headed to another NFL team. It was good to see some of the Texans rookies get work in a game setting and actually see their hard work...
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August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Training Camp: Day Twelve

The Houston Texans wrapped up their work week and used today’s practice to prepare for their upcoming preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. The practice consisted of fine tuning the offense and defense against what the Vikings could do on Friday. The breeze was nice and made for a quick day for the Texans.   Camp Notes - Head Coach Gary Kubiak said they would probably...
Via State of the Texans
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans 2013: 10 Things We Learned From OTAs

Can the Houston Texans hold off the Indianapolis Colts for AFC South supremacy?If the question was asked last season, it would not have been taken seriously, with the Colts coming off the worst record in the NFL.But not, with Andrew Luck firmly entrenched as the pilot of the Colts’ ship, Houston has some serious competition this season for the division title.Does Houston, a team...
Via Football Nation
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Mini Camp: Day One

Another set of of practices for the Houston Texans in their three day mandatory schedule that began today. The arrival of two key veterans is where all of the attention was focused to, and today marked the first day that the entire 90 man roster was together as a team. Today was a sultry day for the Texans and early in the day we focused on some things to watch for at mini camp,...
Via State of the Texans
June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Mandatory Mini-Camp: What to Watch

The Houston Texans open up their mandatory three day mini-camp to give Texans fans’ another small run of news on the team. It is a three day period that ends on Thursday that will finally put the 2013 Texans all in one place and the arrival of two particular players that were the only two absent from OTAs. It will be a quick three days for the Texans, but there will be some news...
Via State of the Texans
June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Agent Tweets About Dobbins’ Absence From OTAs

It is apparent Houston Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins will not report to Reliant until mandatory mini-camp next week (June 11-13th). Dobbins has been absent from OTAs for unknown reasons and today on twitter his agent, David Canter, defended his client not being with his teammates.    Canter Defends Dobbins @irishmik @seancablinasian @taniaganguli hahaha learn about the business...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans OTAs: Day Four Recap

Texans practice facility on a nice breezy day today at OTAs. Heading into week two and OTA #4 for the Houston Texans, all of the news centered around the exit of one key offensive starter during practice. The Memorial day weekend, the Texans heat and humidity set some players back during practice, mainly the younger players. It was a sluggish practice that had it’s moments of good...
Via State of the Texans
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans OTAs: Day Three Recap

The third OTA for the Houston Texans was held before the weekend starts and there was a new life during the practice. It was another tolerable day for the practice with a nice overcast and good breeze. Here are some notes on OTAs from today:   Day Three - Inside linebacker Tim Dobbins was absent today for the third straight practice. There is plenty of chatter going on how he...
Via State of the Texans
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans OTAs: Day Two Recap

Today was day number two and practice number two for the Houston Texans OTAs. There was some news today out of camp and one scary collision that left one Texans player left for further evaluation. Also, some key veterans took the day off to observe practice but helped when needed with the younger players. The temperature was a little humid and the wind once again provided a nice...
Via State of the Texans
May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Houston Texans Updated Team Needs

The Houston Texans lost a few of their top free agents like Glover Quin, James Casey and Connor Barwin on the open market, but they also added a few veteran parts that offer more leadership and championship experience. You can expect the Texans to try to finish building into a serious Super Bowl contender through the 2013 NFL Draft.  Here’s the club’s updated team needs entering...
Via Gridiron Grit
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Updated Texans 2013 Cap Room

The Houston Texans updated cap number was revealed and updated with their top 51 contracts. Included is the recent re-signing of tackle Ryan Harris, but not included is the even more recent re-signing of inside linebacker Tim Dobbins.   The Texans are current cap situation is as follows   Unadjusted Team Cap: $123,000,000 Contracts: 51 Previous Year Carry Over: $2,422,689 Team...
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April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Updated Texans 2013 Cap Room

The Houston Texans updated cap number was revealed and updated with their top 51 contracts. Included is the recent re-signing of tackle Ryan Harris, but not included is the even more recent re-signing of inside linebacker Tim Dobbins.   The Texans are current cap situation is as follows   Unadjusted Team Cap: $123,000,000 Contracts: 51 Previous Year Carry Over: $2,422,689 Team...
Via State of the Texans
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans agree to deal with LB Dobbins

The Houston Texans have agreed to a one-year deal with linebacker Tim Dobbins. David Canter, Dobbins' agent, confirmed the new deal Wednesday in a text message after announcing it on Twitter. The 6-foot-1, 236-pound Dobbins played in 14 games last season and started five after Brian Cushing sustained a season-ending knee injury in October. He was also a special teams captain...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Enter 2013 NFL Draft With Some Depth At Linebacker

The Houston Texans will head into the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft with at least four inside linebackers on the roster after re-signing linebacker Tim Dobbins to a one-year deal, Dobbins’ agent David Carter announced Wednesday. Dobbins has appeared in 29 contests (with six starts—all last year) and registered 55 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble over the last...
Via Gridiron Grit
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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