Tim Dobbins LB HOU 6 Months

Texans released ILB Tim Dobbins.

Tim Dobbins LB HOU 10 Months1 Comment

Texans ILB Tim Dobbins skipped OTAs to oversee the construction of his house.

Coach Gary Kubiak was not pleased with his reserve linebacker. "I had an obligation to my family," Dobbins said Tuesday. "I've been having this house a year already, demoed it all myself. I've been trying to work on it myself and just trying to learn another skill." Due just $840,000, Dobbins' desire to "learn a new skill" shouldn't cost him his roster spot after he started six games in 2012.

Tim Dobbins LB HOU 11 Months

Texans ILB Tim Dobbins was a no-show at OTAs on Tuesday.

"Yeah, (OTAs are) voluntary," coach Gary Kubiak said. "(Dobbins) isn't here." It appears he just didn't show up. Dobbins is expected to return to a backup role in 2013 after not impressing as a starter last season.

Tim Dobbins LB HOU Apr 10 '13

Texans re-signed ILB Tim Dobbins to a one-year contract.

Tim Dobbins LB HOU Jan 04 '13

Texans placed ILB Tom Dobbins (ankle) on injured reserve, ending his season, and promoted LB Cameron Collins from their practice squad.

Dobbins isn't thought to have a long-term injury, but his "badly" sprained ankle was severe enough that the Texans determined he had no chance to help with their playoff run. Barrett Ruud and Bradie James will be Houston's starting inside linebackers against Cincinnati. It's an area the Bengals can attack.

Tim Dobbins LB HOU Jan 04 '13

Battling a "badly sprained" ankle and chronically sore shoulder, Texans ILB Tim Dobbins' status is in doubt for Saturday's playoff game versus the Bengals.

If Dobbins can't play, the Texans will be forced to go with Barrett Ruud next to Bradie James. Coverage has been an issue since Brian Cushing went down, which means the Bengals could exploit the middle of the field with Andrew Hawkins and Jermaine Gresham.

Tim Dobbins LB HOU Dec 17 '12

Texans ILB Tim Dobbins suffered a thumb injury in Sunday's win, but isn't expected to miss any time.

With Brian Cushing and Brooks Reed both out with injury, the Texans can ill afford for Dobbins to miss any time, but he's expected to play with a cast. The journeyman veteran has graded out roughly neutral in Pro Football Focus' ratings.

Tim Dobbins LB HOU Oct 09 '12

ILB Tim Dobbins took over for Brian Cushing (knee) in base defenses Monday night.

Bradie James was the nickel 'backer. It's a massive dropoff in talent from Cushing, the Texans' 2011 team MVP and second-team All-Pro. Drop the Texans D/ST down a slight peg in fantasy circles.

Tim Dobbins LB HOU Apr 12 '12

Texans re-signed ILB Tim Dobbins.

According to Pro Football Focus, Dobbins played just 76 snaps as a fill-in last season. The 29-year-old has been a strong run defender when pressed into action. He'll add depth behind Darryl Sharpton and Bradie James on the inside.

Tim Dobbins LB HOU Aug 06 '11

Texans agreed to terms with ILB Tim Dobbins, formerly of the Dolphins.

An excellent run defender, Dobbins should be given a legitimate to chance to crack the Texans roster. It doesn't hurt his chances that new Texans DC Wade Phillips served in the same role for the Chargers when Dobbins was a rookie in 2006.