Reports of T.J. Yates‘ release by the Texans were exaggerated. Or maybe just erroneous.

On Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that Yates had been cut, on the same day coach Bill O’Brien named Ryan Fitzpatrick the starter. Now, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the Texans have actually traded Yates to the Falcons.

In return, Houston gets linebacker Akeem Dent. A third-round pick in 2011, Dent appeared in 15 games with seven starts last season. In 2012, he appeared in 16 regular-season games, with 13 starts.

Both are entering the final season of their rookie deals. In 2011, Yates started and won the first playoff game in Texans franchise history; starter Matt Schaub was gone for the season with a foot injury.