#Texans trade QB T.J. Yates to Falcons for LB Akeem Dent

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  1. Playoffs

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    6'1", 240 lbs ILB 26 years old, camp body imo.

    2011 Pro Day results
    3-cone number ~= Ryan Shazier's from '14 class.

    2011 3rd round pick by Falcons.
     
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  2. NCTexan

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    Nooooo! I thought I had you beat in the TJ was released thread and which QB would be waived thread.
     
  3. ItsMyFault

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    Well, the Texans could always use ILB depth. Hopefully him moving back to 3-4 helps him out since has sucked in 4-3.
     
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    Not sure who that is but okay, sure.
     
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    How he can he be traded if he was cut? What am I missing here? Local Fox channel just showed OB talking about Yates being cut and a solid pro that should land somewhere.
     
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    Evidently hadn't been filed with the league, yet,

    and Falcons wanted to snake him away from Kubiak.

    Yates certainly would have chosen the Ravens, imo.

    Apparently a (very) mini bidding war developed after the announcement,


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    TJ Yates is a Marietta, Georgia Native. Good spot for him to land and possibly play back-up the rest of his career.

    Falcons had big ILB problems with losing Witherspoon for the year. They must not think much of Dent and so we probably shouldn't either. Camp body like the OP said.
     
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    Concerning his ankle injury this article is Feb 14th

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    IIRC he had pretty decent tackles in his last year at Georgia
     
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    At least we got something for the guy.
     
  12. Playoffs

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    Most exciting event since we got a 6th for Matt. :doot:


    ...pending dent passes physical exam.
     
  13. 76Texan

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    I've been trying to refrain from the first moment I read this; and it was like the first moment it was posted.

    I cannot help remember reading a book (maybe Tim green? ) and players were saying how they think they were treated like pieces of meat
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    I think the situation is better handled now.

    I still think I like to post this as a reference of time past and time nowadays.
     
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    Remember Akeem out of Georgia, had a 5th rd. grade on him. Hate to say this but reminded me a lot of Sharpton, good in pursuit but not anchor in the middle if that what anyone was hoping for. Better fit OLB but they already have Trevardo. Going to be tough for him just like Yates but Texans seem to have sorted out QB, must still have LB questions that calls to bring in more talent/comp.
     
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    WTF? Was he traded or cut?
     
  16. Lambert

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    He was traded because although the team told TJ he was cut they didn't inform the league, and so he wasn't on waivers. They traded him to Atlanta because having not put him on waivers, they still owned his rights and wanted to have Atlanta have him as opposed to a division team, and because they needed a ILB.

    Why do they need a ILB? 'Cause, 1) with Clowney maybe down for the first part of the season, they need Brooks at OLB, not ILB. 2) While they have several ILB candidates---Bullough, etc., what happens if Cush is not ready, can't play at his previous ability, or is again injured?
     
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    I can't muster any excitement about a player that pre-ankle surgery demonstrated underwhelming tackling technique.....and absolutely NO COVERAGE SKILLS. BTW, Atlanta just replaced him by signing Tim Dobbins, who if you remember was IRed in January 2013 for also a severe ankle injury, then re-signed......and decided to skip OTAs to work on his house......then from then on suffered unrelenting hamstring problems until he was finally released. On the bright side, it gave him time to complete building his home.:wadepalm:
     
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    Rick is getting to be a real slicker, and I mean that in a complimentary way.
    He's making moves to capture value or potential value for our team in exchange for unwanted, discarded players. And I dunno, but where was crack Texans-beat-journalist McClain when this deal was going down, chowing down on What-a-Burgers and watching flics ?
     
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    I'd like to agree with you, but I think this was more "the phone started ringing" and teams farther down the waiver wire didn't want to risk losing out.
     
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    I was thinking the same. For that matter, where were any of the HT.com reporters? I am quickly getting very discouraged by the poor/false reporting on this team......even on non-secretive issues.
     
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