Wednesday March 25th, 2015

The Houston Texans re-signed linebacker Akeem Dent, the team announced Tuesday. Terms of Dent's contract were not disclosed, but his agency said the deal is for two years.

Dent, 27, spent last season with the Texans after he was traded by the Atlanta Falcons for quarterback T.J. Yates. In 15 games (seven starts), he recorded 27 tackles (two for loss), six quarterback hits and one sack.

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Over three seasons with the Falcons, Dent started 20 games and recorded 108 tackles. Atlanta drafted him out of Georgia in the third round of the 2011 draft.

Dent is the fifth player the Texans have re-signed this season, joining quarterback Ryan Mallett, tackle Derek Newton, linebacker Jeff Tarpinian and cornerback Kareem Jackson.

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The Texans finished 9-7 in 2014, but missed the playoffs for the second consecutive season. The defense ranked seventh with 19.2 points allowed per game and 16th with 348.2 yards surrendered per game.

Mike Fiammetta

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