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Tim Dobbins | Linebacker | #56

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/10/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 234
College: Iowa State
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 5 (151) / SD
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Cowboys signed LB Tim Dobbins.
The Cowboys lost SLB Justin Durant for the season after he tore his bicep on Monday night. Dobbins, 32 in December, has 110 career games of experience across eight seasons. He spent parts of the previous two seasons with Houston. Wed, Oct 29, 2014 11:39:00 AM

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Falcons released ILB Tim Dobbins.

The Falcons have apparently found an upgrade at inside linebacker off the waiver wire. It's a reminder that although players technically "made" the 53 on Saturday, the bottom of rosters will continue to churn. Dobbins, 31, is headed back to the street where he spent all but three games last year.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 12:58:00 PM

Falcons signed ILB Tim Dobbins.

Dobbins, 31, appeared in three games for the Texans last season before getting his pink slip and spending the rest of the year on the street. He was a six-game starter for Houston the previous season when he racked up 43 tackles and received positive marks from PFF as a run defender and cover linebacker. Dobbins will compete for a roster spot in Atlanta after the Falcons lost Sean Weatherspoon to a torn Achilles' and traded away Akeem Dent to Houston.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 12:54:00 AM

Free agent ILB Tim Dobbins will visit the Falcons Thursday.

The Falcons are grasping at straws in the wake of Sean Weatherspoon's season-ending Achilles' tear. Dobbins would be a better option than Jonathan Vilma as he's only 31 and doesn't have chronic knee issues. He also has plenty of 3-4 ILB experience, making 22 career starts with the Chargers, Dolphins and Texans. Regardless, we're expecting Joplo Bartu and rookie Prince Shembo to get the first cracks at Weatherspoon's job over these street free agents.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 09:45:00 AM

Texans released ILB Tim Dobbins.

It's a surprising move just two days after the Texans lost ILB Brian Cushing for the season, but speaks to Houston's frustration with Dobbins' hamstring issues. For what it's worth, Dobbins' agent insists he's 100 percent healthy. When last we heard from Dobbins, he was skipping OTAs to oversee the construction of his house, drawing the ire of coach Gary Kubiak. Going on 31, Dobbins has made only six starts since 2010.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 05:35:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 03:11:00 PM

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.
Wed, May 22, 2013 09:33:00 AM

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

Dobbins made six starts in place of an injured Brian Cushing last season, but ended up coming off the bench for five of the final six games. A severely sprained ankle sent him to injured reserve during the playoffs. A two-down thumper, Dobbins will return to a reserve role if all goes according to plan for the Texans.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 04:20:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jan 4, 2013 04:10:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jan 4, 2013 10:57:00 AM

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.
Mon, Dec 17, 2012 04:36:00 PM

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.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Oct 9, 2012 12:18:00 PM

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.
Thu, Apr 12, 2012 04:04:00 PM

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.
Sat, Aug 6, 2011 02:20:00 PM

Dolphins released ILB Tim Dobbins.

Dobbins collected $3 million in guarantees to act as Channing Crowder insurance last season. Though Pro Football Focus graded Dobbins highly as a reserve run defender, the Dolphins have opted to go younger and cheaper with 2010 fourth-rounder A.J. Edds behind Kevin Burnett and Karlos Dansby.
Mon, Aug 1, 2011 07:21:00 PM

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