Falcons MLB Akeem Dent (concussion) has been medically cleared for contact.
Falcons MLB Akeem Dent left Thursday's preseason opener with a concussion.
Akeem Dent has emerged as the favorite to start at middle linebacker for the Falcons following Lofa Tatupu's pectoral injury.
Middle linebackers Akeem Dent and Lofa Tatupu are alternating with the first-team defense during minicamp.
Coach Mike Smith confirmed that 2011 third-round pick Akeem Dent will battle newly-signed Lofa Tatupu for the starting middle linebacker job.
Falcons agreed to terms with No. 91 overall pick LB Akeem Dent on a four-year contract.
Falcons third-round rookie Akeem Dent is expected to focus on playing the strong side in his first season.
Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said that Akeem Dent will play all three linebacker positions.
Falcons selected LB Akeem Dent with the No. 91 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft.