Akeem Dent LB ATL 1 Month
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 ATL 2 Months
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 ATL 5 Months
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.
Akeem Dent LB ATL Oct 15 '12
Falcons MLB Akeem Dent was promoted to a full-time player in Week 6 against the Raiders.
Dent opened the season as an early-down thumper, or essentially a situational run defender. He was used in the nickel package too against Oakland, and racked up eight tackles while playing every one of Atlanta's 73 defensive snaps. ESPN's Pat Yasinskas suspects Dent was only used as an every-down linebacker because SLB Stephen Nicholas was injured and played strictly special teams.
Akeem Dent LB ATL Aug 19 '12
Falcons MLB Akeem Dent (concussion) has been medically cleared for contact.
He'll resume practicing in team drills immediately and play in Atlanta's third preseason game. Concussed in the exhibition opener, Dent remains on track to start at middle linebacker in Week 1. The fact that Dent will leave the field on virtually every passing down means he's more of an LB3 in IDP leagues.
Akeem Dent LB ATL Aug 09 '12
Falcons MLB Akeem Dent left Thursday's preseason opener with a concussion.
The concussion may be a bit of a relief, as it initially appeared that Dent was forced from the game due to a more serious knee injury. The Falcons' new starter in the middle will have to pass the customary battery of tests to return to the field next week.
Akeem Dent LB ATL Jul 22 '12
Akeem Dent has emerged as the favorite to start at middle linebacker for the Falcons following Lofa Tatupu's pectoral injury.
ESPN NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas suggests that the Falcons' coaching staff had wanted Dent to claim the job all along. He's now going to get it, "ready or not." Dent is expected to be a two-down player, coming off the field in nickel packages. He may still push for 90 tackles, but will lose big-play potential.