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Tim Dobbins released by Texans

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It’s a bye week in Houston, but things are awfully busy around the Texans.

The Texans cut three players on Monday for violating team rules on the trip to Kansas City last weekend and another name was deleted from the roster on Tuesday. According to his agent David Canter, the team has parted ways with linebacker Tim Dobbins.

Dobbins didn’t run afoul of any organizational regulations, but teams that are 2-5 don’t tend to need them to make changes to the roster during a bye week. The timing of this move is a bit odd because the team just lost Brian Cushing for the season to a torn LCL and broken leg, but Dobbins has played just three games this season because of a hamstring injury.

Canter said his client is “100 percent” healthy when he announced the release, so the 31-year-old could catch on with another team looking for help at linebacker. With several roster spots open, it’s a good bet that the Texans will be signing at least one linebacker in the coming days.

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8 Responses to “Tim Dobbins released by Texans”
  1. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 22, 2013 6:05 PM

    Decide
    Get Leverage
    Interrupt Old Pattern
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  2. bcajun says: Oct 22, 2013 6:25 PM

    Saints?

  3. 737driver69 says: Oct 22, 2013 6:44 PM

    The Wha Dat nation don’t need an old washed out linebacker

  4. djaehne says: Oct 22, 2013 7:12 PM

    Before signing Dobbins, teams need to check with him on his actual availability since he’s still
    building that new house that kept him from OTAs and practice. Also, don’t sign him if you are going to put him on the field. His health drops after the first series of plays. Just sayin’….

  5. jpat2424 says: Oct 22, 2013 7:14 PM

    Bears could use some bodies.

  6. surfoside4life says: Oct 22, 2013 7:39 PM

    COME BACK TO SAN DIEGO!!

  7. dalcow4 says: Oct 22, 2013 8:06 PM

    He was very useful in SD. Charger fans didn’t like him being included in that trade– was that the pick for Ryan Mathews trade??

  8. dg0122 says: Oct 22, 2013 9:48 PM

    he’s been in the doghouse since blowing off OTAs. too bad- he played pretty well last year and couldnt stay healthy this year. could be the starter now, and the inevitable daryl sharpton injury is looming

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