Dent has been cleared from the league's concussion protocol. Dent will be available for Week 1 against the Bears. He'll back up at inside linebacker, giving Brian Cushing and/or Benardrick McKinney a breather.
Dent (concussion) practiced fully Wednesday but is still in NFL's concussion protocol, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Dent suffered the concussion in the team's preseason finale, and while it looks like he is on his way to being medically cleared by practicing, he will still need to clear protocol before he can see the field.
Dent was shaken up in Thursday's preseason finale against the Cowboys and has entered the NFL's mandatory concussion protocol, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Dent is a depth player at inside linebacker, but will need to pass a baseline neurological exam before he can be medically cleared to return to practice.
The Texans will re-sign veteran linebacker Akeem Dent to a two-year contract, according to a report from ESPN's Josina Anderson. Dent started seven games a year ago for the Texans in his first season with Houston. He was originally selected in the third round of the 2011 draft by the Falcons. The Falcons traded Dent to the Texans for backup quarterback T.J. Yates in 2014. In his four-year career, Dent has totaled 174 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks.
The Texas listed wide receiver Andre Johnson (concussion) and running back Arian Foster (hip) as probable for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Both Johnson and Foster were able to fully participate in Friday's practice. The following players are also listed as probable: Tyson Clabo, Brian Cushing, Akeem Dent, Kareem Jackson, Johnathan Joseph, Whitney Mercilus, DeVier Posey and Jeff Tarpinian . The Texans listed Garrett Graham (ankle), Mike Mohamed (concussion), Tom Savage (knee) and Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) as out. The Texans are 5-point underdogs.