It's a trade! The Falcons traded Akeem Dent to the Texans for T.J. Yates. Bill Shanks has more.
Falcons sign linebacker Tim Dobbins
Dobbins was in Flowery Branch with former Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma in the past few days. The Falcons opted to not sign Vilma and instead went with Dobbins.
Dobbins has been with Houston for the past three seasons. He was released in October of last year after playing three games as a reserve. Dobbins has 22 starts in 110 games in the NFL. He was a fifth round pick of the Chargers in the 2006 draft. After four seasons in San Diego, Dobbins played the 2010 season with Miami.
The Falcons expect to give Dobbins a look at linebacker after the loss of Sean Weatherspoon last week to a season-ending injury.
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