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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 09:21:59 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LB Akeem Dent (concussion) has been cleared for contact during practice and will play in the third preseason game.
Thu, 09 Aug 2012 19:08:50 -0700
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons LB Akeem Dent (concussion) suffered a concussion in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9.
Thu, 09 Aug 2012 17:55:55 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LB Akeem Dent (head) suffered an apparent head injury during the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 9, after being in what appeared to be a helmet-to-helmet hit. The extent of the injury is not known at this point.
Sat, 28 Jul 2012 20:23:25 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LB Akeem Dent almost certainly will be a two-down defender in the scheme being implemented by new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. Dent has been thrust into a starting role, with 13-year LB Mike Peterson as his backup, following the injury to LB Lofa Tatupu (pectoral).
Sun, 22 Jul 2012 20:56:54 -0700
The chances for LB Akeem Dent to start in Week 1 as the middle linebacker increased dramatically when LB Lofa Tatupu (pectoral) suffered an injury lifting weights. Tatupu will meet with a specialist, and it's uncertain how much time he'll miss just yet. However, he is likely to miss the start of training camp at the least.
Sun, 08 Jul 2012 10:15:58 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LB Akeem Dent said he has been watching film with LB Lofa Tatupu this offseason and that Tatupu has been helping understand things even though the two are expected to compete for the middle linebacker job during training camp. "We're learning together, watching film, making corrections," Dent said. "He's helping me out a lot in terms of trying to understand everything. A guy like Lofa, that has been to the Pro Bowl and an All-Pro player, it's been great for me. I'm a competitor. I know he's a competitor also, but at the end of the day it's good for the Falcons to have two guys that will be ready to play at any point."
Thu, 21 Jun 2012 10:30:27 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LBs Akeem Dent and Lofa Tatupu have been splitting reps with the first-team defense at middle linebacker during minicamp this week.
Thu, 03 May 2012 12:22:04 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LB Lofa Tatupu may be considered the frontrunner for the starting middle linebacker position if he can stay healthy but will have to compete with LB Akeem Dent for the job.
Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:44:42 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LBs Lofa Tatupu and Akeem Dent are expected to compete for the starting middle linebacker job during training camp.
Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:10:49 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons may take a long look at LB Akeem Dent at middle linebacker next season if they are not able to re-sign impending free-agent LB Curtis Lofton.
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