It appears that reports claiming that the Texans had released QB TJ Yates may have have been false. Instead the Texans have seemingly worked out a trade with the Falcons which sends Yates to Atlanta in exchange for LB Akeem Dent. This is quite odd since the Falcons recently lost their other starting LB Sean Weatherspoon to a season ending Achilles tear. This doesn’t leave much help for the Falcons second level of defense.
While it’s understandable for the Falcons to want to get a viable backup QB, leaving such a huge hole in the defense makes zero sense at all. It seems like the Texans might’ve gotten the better end of this deal.
[h/t NBC Sports]