Akeem Dent
LB HOU (9)
3 months ago

Dent has been cleared from the league's concussion protocol.

EDGE Analysis

Dent will be available for Week 1 against the Bears. He'll back up at inside linebacker, giving Brian Cushing and/or Benardrick McKinney a breather.

Akeem Dent
LB HOU (9)
3 months ago

Dent (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday but is still in NFL's concussion protocol, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dent suffered the concussion in the team's preseason finale, and while it looks like he is on his way to being medically cleared by practicing, he will still need to clear protocol before he can see the field.

Akeem Dent
LB HOU (9)
3 months ago

Dent was shaken up in Thursday's preseason finale against the Cowboys and has entered the NFL's mandatory concussion protocol, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dent is a depth player at inside linebacker, but will need to pass a baseline neurological exam before he can be medically cleared to return to practice.

Akeem Dent
LB HOU (9)
1 year ago

Dent will start Week 1 against the Chiefs, replacing the injured Mike Mohamed (calf), the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dent, who was signed to a two-year deal in the offseason, started seven games in 2014 and is quite familiar with the defense.

Akeem Dent
LB HOU (9)
2 years ago

Dent re-signed with the Texans on Tuesday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

While Dent has started 27 games over the last three years, he has never recorded more than 42 tackles or 1.5 sacks in a single season. He'll provide depth at inside linebacker but probably won't enter training camp as a projected starter.

Akeem Dent
LB HOU (9)
2 years ago

Dent (wrist) started at inside linebacker in place of the inactive Brian Cushing (knee) in Sunday's win over the Titans. He finished with four tackles.

Both Dent and Mike Mohamed (10 tackles) got increased playing time as the Houston defense was without its signal caller for the day.

Akeem Dent
LB HOU (9)
2 years ago

Texans acquired ILB Akeem Dent from the Falcons in exchange for QB T.J. Yates.

Dent, 26, started seven games for the Falcons at middle linebacker before being benched after Week 10 and playing just six more defensive snaps over the season's final two months. He was a plus run defender as a 13-game starter in 2012, but he can't cover at all. In Houston, the Texans are looking for a running mate at inside 'backer to pair with Brian Cushing. Brooks Reed may be asked to convert from outside linebacker to the inside, but if the transition doesn't go as smoothly, Dent has starting experience and can play early downs.

Akeem Dent
LB HOU (9)
3 years ago

Updating a previous item, Falcons LB Akeem Dent won't need offseason ankle surgery.

Dent was initially expected to need a "clean out" procedure. He got a second opinion this week, and it was determined rest and rehab should do the trick. Dent lost his starting job as the Falcons middle linebacker this past season to Paul Worrilow and will contribute as a reserve and on special teams in 2014.

Akeem Dent
LB HOU (9)
3 years ago

Falcons LB Akeem Dent is expected to undergo an offseason "cleanout" procedure on his ankle.

He's currently getting a second opinion. Dent lost his starting job to undrafted rookie MLB Paul Worrilow in 2013, and finished with 51 tackles after registering 65 as a 13-game starter in 2012. He's likely to return to Atlanta on a cheap $725,000 base salary, but has no value in Dynasty IDP leagues.

Akeem Dent
LB HOU (9)
3 years ago

Falcons MLB Akeem Dent (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 5.

Being ruled out four days in advance of Monday night's tilt with the Jets is a sign Dent has a high-ankle sprain. The hits just keep on coming for the Falcons, who will likely be forced to go with journeyman Omar Gaither in Dent's absence.