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.
Texans running back Arian Foster (groin) and linebacker Brian Cushing (back, ankle) are active as expected for the game at Indianapolis after being listed as probable. Other Texans getting the green light include offensive tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), linebacker Akeem Dent (neck), cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee, Achilles), safety Danieal Manning (hamstring) and linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (knee).
The Texans enter their Week 14 clash against the Jaguars relatively healthy, with 13 of 16 players on the final injury report deemed probable. Those players include: Tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), inside linebacker Brian Cushing (knee), tight end Anthony Denham (illness), inside linebacker Akeem Dent (neck), running back Arian Foster (groin), running back Jonathan Grimes (ankle), cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee), wide receiver Andre Johnson (rest), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ankle), punter Shane Lechler (biceps), tackle Derek Newton (knee) and nose tackle Ryan Pickett (back).Safety Danieal Manning (hamstring) was the only player on the report deemed questionable, while tight end Garrett Graham (ankle) and outside linebacke Jadeveon Clowney (knee) were ruled out. Clowney's disappointing rookie season has come to an end this week, as the team placed him on season-ending injured reserve and will undergo another surgery on his right knee.
The Texans declared linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee), offensive tackle Jeff Adams, defensive back Josh Aubrey, linebacker Akeem Dent (neck), cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee), quarterback Thad Lewis and wideout DeVier Posey inactive for the game against the Titans.