Dent has retired from playing and joined the Houston coaching staff.
Dent played six NFL seasons, three with the Falcons and three with the Texans, recording 203 tackles and three passes defensed across 90 games. He hasn't played since 2016 and was unlikely to get another opportunity with a club in 2019. He'll now operate as a defensive assistant coach for the Texans.
Dent will sign with the Jaguars, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Dent notched only 11 tackles last season with the Texans. He'll serve as a depth linebacker in Jacksonville.
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.
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.
The typically lengthy injury report released Friday by the Texans for their Sunday game against Tennessee has confirmed that linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will not play. Neither will cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee). Linebacker Akeem Dent (neck) is questionable.
The other players on the report are probable. They are linebackers Jeff Tarpinian (knee), Max Bullough (hamstring), Brian Cushing (knee) and Mike Mohamed (hip), cornerbacks Darryl Morris (thigh) and Johnathan Joseph (knee), tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), running back Arian Foster (groin) and safeties D.J. Swearinger (ankle) and Kendrick Lewis (knee).
The Texans released a lengthy injury report that included 16 players leading up to Week 12 against Cincinnati. 13 of the 16 players on the list were deemed probable.
Kareem Jackson (knee) was the only player ruled out, while Arian Foster (groin) and Max Bullough (hamstring) were deemed questionable.
The following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Tyson Clabo (foot), Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Akeem Dent (neck), Jonathan Grimes (ankle), Andre Johnson (rest), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Ryan Mallett (chest), Whitney Mercilus (knee), Mike Mohamed (hip), Darryl Morris (ankle), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Justin Tuggle (shoulder).
The Texans listed a lengthy injury report for Week 8 against the Titans.
Darryl Morris (ankle) and Jeff Tarpinian (knee) were the only two players on the list ruled out for the divisional clash. Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Brooks Reed (groin) and John Simon (ankle) were labeled questionable. Meanwhile, Akeem Dent (wrist), Tim Jamison (groin), Andre Johnson (ankle), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Mike Mohamed (calf) and Jerrell Powe (shoulder) were all deemed probable.
Every player listed as "probable" on the Texans injury report is active Thursday against the Colts.
Studs like J.J. Watt, Arian Foster and Brian Cushing will play. Alfred Blue and Ryan Fitzpatrick were also cleared.
The club will also have A.J. Bouye, Akeem Dent, Tim Jamison, Damaris Johnson, Ben Jones, Johnathan Joseph, Shane Lechler, Derek Newton, Ryan Pickett, Eddie Pleasant, D.J. Swearinger and Jeff Tarpinian available for the contest. All 12 players were listed as probable entering the game.
All but one of 18 players listed by the Texans as probable for their Thursday night game against Indianapolis was a full participant at Wednesday practice. The exception is cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee), who was limited.
The other defensive probables are cornerback A.J. Bouye (groin), safeties Eddie Pleasant (ankle) and D.J. Swearinger (elbow), linebackers Jeff Tarpinian (thigh), Brian Cushing (knee) and Akeem Dent (shoulder), and defensive linemen Tim Jamison (groin), Ryan Pickett (knee) and J.J. Watt (thigh).
The offensive probables are running back Alfred Blue (knee), linemen Derek Newton (ankle), Brandon Brooks (ankle) and Ben Jones (knee), quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (calf) and wide receiver Damaris Johnson (foot). Punter Shane Lechler (hip) is also probable.
The Texans have listed nine players as probable Week 5.
Duane Brown, Brian Cushing, Akeem Dent, Damaris Johnson, Ben Jones, Johnathan Joseph, Shane Lechler, Chris Myers and D.J. Swearinger should all be able to go during the contest.
Defensive end Tim Jamison comes into the game listed as questionable. He's dealing with a groin injury and was limited in practice Friday.
As expected, the Texans have ruled out rookie outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) and safety Shiloh Keo (calf) for their Week 3 game against the host Giants.
Most of the other players are their extensive injury report are probable, though featured back Arian Foster (hamstring), offensive lineman Ben Jones (ankle/knee) and safety D.J. Swearinger (elbow) are questionable.
The probables are linebacker Akeem Dent (hamstring), tight ends Garrett Graham (ankle) and C.J. Fiodorowicz (foot), wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (illness), defensive end Tim Jamison (groin), wide receiver Andre Johnson (ankle), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (foot), nose tackle Louis Nix (wrist) and fullback Jay Prosch (hand).
The Texans traded quarterback T.J. Yates, who was believed to be waived but apparently not, to the Falcons for linebacker Akeem Dent. The trade was announced on Thursday.
Yates, a former fifth-round pick of the Texans, gives the Falcons some needed experience and depth at quarterback behind Matt Ryan. Playing over 13 games, including a five-week stint as the starter in 2011, the Georgia native has 1,100 passing yards and three touchdowns with a rush score and six interceptions and four fumbles lost.
Dent is a former third-round pick of the Falcons. In 47 games (20 starts), Dent totaled 136 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and three passes defensed.
Falcons linebacker Akeem Dent, bothered by an ankle injury throughout the season, is heading for a second opinion and likely will undergo surgery, reports ESPN.com. It would be a minor cleanup procedure, the report said.
Dent had 51 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 15 games.
Falcons LB Akeem Dent, DE Malliciah Goodman, S Zeke Motta and LB Sean Weatherspoon are active Week 13 against the Bills.
All four players were questionable coming into the game. They were all able to get through limited practice Friday.