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Akeem Dent | Linebacker

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/27/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 239
College: Georgia
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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. Jun 19 - 12:53 AM

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Career Stats
YearTacklesSacksInterceptionsFumbMiscKO RetPunt Ret
YearTeamGSoloAstTotalSackYdsYd/SkIntYdsIntTDRecTDFrcdPass DSftyYdsTDYdsTD
2011ATL16137200.00.0000001100000
2012ATL164222640.00.0000000200000
2013ATL152625511.5128.0000000100000

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Case Keenum
2Thad Lewis
3Tom Savage
RB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3Jonathan Grimes
GLB1Arian Foster
2Alfred Blue
3RB1Arian Foster
2Jonathan Grimes
FB1Jay Prosch
WR11Andre Johnson
2Damaris Johnson
3Keshawn Martin
WR21DeAndre Hopkins
2DeVier Posey
WR31Damaris Johnson
TE1Garrett Graham
2C.J. Fiedorowicz
3Ryan Griffin
4Anthony Denham
K1Randy Bullock