“He’s an experienced player," O'Brien said on Monday. "Good special teams player, good speed, good team guy, very smart player. A guy from what I’ve seen so far, he hasn’t been out there every day because he is dealing with an injury issue, which isn’t serious, but he just got back out there today; but I believe he is an instinctive player from what I saw on film in Atlanta and looking forward to watching him play here as we move forward.”
Dent, acquired in a trade with Atlanta for quarterback T.J. Yates, will get a chance to face his former team this week. The Falcons and the Texans will hold joint practices Wednesday and Thursday before meeting for their second game of the preseason on Saturday, August 16 at NRG Stadium (7 p.m. on KTRK ABC-13 and SportsRadio 610).