T.J. YATES NEWS

Are the Houston Texans Missing Former Quarterback T.J. Yates?

When the Houston Texans traded quarterback T.J. Yates to the Atlanta Falcons part of the team's history went with him. He did win the franchise's first playoff game during his rookie season, but since than he just didn't have much to offer. After barley playing in 2012 he was given a quick hook in 2013 after imploding against the Rams in mid-October.He never set foot...
Via FatManWriting
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints Coaching Staff Has Watched Hard Knocks Looking for Intel on the Falcons

A few years ago the New England Patriots got in trouble for secretly filming the New York Jets in hopes of gaining some kind of intel that could helo them win the game (like they needed it). It now appears that the New Orleans Saints staff has done the same thing to their Week One opponent, the Atlanta FalconsExcept the taping wasn't done in secret and million of fans got to...
Via FatManWriting
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 1: Where is Atlanta Falcons’ Matt Ryan ranked among NFL QBs 1-32?

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
Via cover32 - Falcons
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons QB T.J. Yates named a top-5 hero in NFL from last week

Most people consider the final preseason game as a throwaway; regular starters don’t play, so it’s reserved mostly for guys who will be selling insurance three days later. But that notion, while grounded in some element of truth, isn’t 100 percent accurate. In fact, some on the bubble were able to play their way onto (and off of) rosters last week. Who fell into each category...
Via cover32 - Falcons
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Heroes and Goats: Five who did and didn’t shine in heading into Week 1

Most people consider the final preseason game as a throwaway; regular starters don’t play, so it’s reserved mostly for guys who will be selling insurance three days later. But that notion, while grounded in some element of truth, isn’t 100 percent accurate. In fact, some on the bubble were able to play their way onto (and off of) rosters last week. Who fell into each category...
Via cover32
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fake Selfie Celebration Makes Its Way To The NFL

After sacking Atlanta Falcons quarterback TJ Yates, Jacksonville Jaguars defenders Andre Branch and Ryan Davis ran into the end zone and took a fake selfie to celebrate. They weren’t the only ones that thought of this though. Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill took a selfie in the end zone after scoring a touchdown. [Bleacher […] The post The Fake Selfie Celebration...
Via Diehardsport
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Yates leads Falcons to win over Jaguars

With a spectacular passing performance, T.J. Yates laid claim to the Falcons’ backup quarterback position. Yates had one sustained drive and two long pass plays that went for touchdowns to help the Falcons defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-14 before 59,031 fans Thursday night at EverBank Field. With the victory, the Falcons closed out their exhibition season at 2-2 and can now...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars Fall to Falcons: What We Learned in Jacksonville

Obviously, there is still plenty to work on and repair on the Jacksonville Jaguars roster. With players fighting for their NFL life, I really expected there to be a little more passion in the way the home team played on Thursday night. In the end, it was a 24-14 loss to Atlanta that ended the preseason and opened the door on the regular season, which starts in 10 days.Blake Bortles...
Via Football Nation
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Five things we learned from Saturday’s game against the Titans

1. We are not the team we saw against Houston, and that Falcon fans is GREAT news. 2. Devin Hester is showing signs of life on offense. Could he be in store for more offensive snaps? I believe so, the loss of Drew Davis has trusted Hester into the spotlight at the #4 spot. If Atlanta wants to be explosive, keeping #17 on the field provides that chance. 3. Matt Ryan looked comfortable...
Via cover32 - Falcons
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans redeem themselves after ugly losss

The Houston Texans concerned their fans that 2014 was going to be a second consecutive embarrassing season after a dismal 32-0 loss against the Arizona Cardinals. This time, the entire team rose to the occasion and won 32-7 at home against the Atlanta Falcons. MVP-Texans defense You can’t give it to anyone else. The Texans defense only allowed seven points, recorded two sacks,...
Via cover32 - Texans
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Yates makes a fine debut for the Falcons in win over Dolphins

Falcons backup quarterback T.J. Yates, a native of Marietta, had a fine debut with his hometown team. The Falcons acquired the former Pope High standout in a trade with the Houston Texans on June 18th after their offseason training program was completed. The Falcons sent linebacker Akeem Dent to the Texans for Yates, and released last season’s backup Dominique Davis. Despite...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Team Previews: Atlanta Falcons

Key AdditionsQB T.J. Yates, TE Bear Pascoe, G Jon Asamoah, G/T Gabe Carimi, DE/DT Tyson Jackson, DT Paul Soliai, CB Josh Wilson, CB Javier Arenas, S Dwight Lowery, KR Devin Hester, OT Jake Matthews (drafT), DE/DT Ra'Shede Hageman (draft), RB Devonta Freeman (draft), DE/OLB Prince Shembo (draft)Key LossesRB Jason Snelling, TE Tony Gonzalez, G Garrett Reynolds, OLB Stephen Nicholas...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
July 30, 2014  |  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...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Camp Battles: Quarterback

As the anticipation mounts for the approach of the 2014 Falcons training camp, the main position of focus for Atlanta is the quarterbacks. Matty Ice is rock solid and the obvious starter come week one. However, it’s the quarterbacks who are typically rocking the headsets and carrying the clipboards on the sidelines who are just as important. The Falcons have added some key backups...
Via cover32 - Falcons
July 11, 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...
Via Fox Sports South
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

I Hate Thursday: Goodbye T.J. Yates, Hello Ryan Fitzpatrick

In this week’s edition of “I Hate Thursday” we recap the Houston Texans and their decision to say good-bye to T.J. Yates while giving Ryan Fitzpatrick the nod to become the team starter. I did already have some form of a take on this yesterday, but I will try to explain more in-depth as to why this is a mistake. First off, yes Yates wasn’t as good as advertised. In 2011,...
Via cover32 - Texans
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...
Via The Sideline
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...
Via cover32 - Texans
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Trade: Atlanta acquires T.J. Yates from Texans

It was announced Tuesday that the Texans had released three-year QB T.J. Yates [article here]. What we didn't know, however, was that this release was actually a trade. It wasn't until Wednesday that we found out the Texans traded Yates to the Falcons in return for a LB.#184413152 / gettyimages.comTexans trade QB T.J. Yates to Falcons for LB Akeem Dent, per league source...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans ship T.J. Yates to Falcons for Akeem Dent

Reports of T.J. Yates‘ release by the Texans were exaggerated. Or maybe just erroneous. On Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that Yates had been cut, on the same day coach Bill O’Brien named Ryan Fitzpatrick the starter. Now, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the Texans have actually traded Yates to the Falcons. In return, Houston gets linebacker...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
Via cover32 - Falcons
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

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...
Via Fox Sports South
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...
Via Sportsnaut
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Trade TJ Yates to Falcons for Akeem Dent

It appears that reports claiming that the Texans had released QB TJ Yates may have have been false. Instead the Texans have seemingly worked out a trade with the Falcons which sends Yates to Atlanta in exchange for LB Akeem Dent. This is quite odd since the Falcons recently lost their other starting LB Sean Weatherspoon to a season ending Achilles tear. This doesn’t leave much...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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