Falcons' Dent exits with ankle injury

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Falcons starting linebacker Akeem Dent exited Sunday night's game againt the New England Patriots with an ankle injury.

Dent suffered the injury attempting to make a tackle as Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount broke free for a 47-yard touchdown run. Dent had his right ankle taped but did not return.

Omar Gaither replaced Dent in the lineup. Paul Worrilow, Dent's replacement, suffered a knee injury in the game and was on the sideline.