Akins caught five of six targets for 83 yards in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Patriots.
Akins re-emerged as the team's top tight end option, amassing more targets than Darren Fells (three) and Pharaoh Brown (two) combined. The 11 targets for the position group was the most since Week 2 and could be a sign of things to come should Randall Cobb (toe) and Kenny Stills (quadriceps) miss significant time. With a short week to prepare for Thursday's meeting in Detroit, Akins could be in line for a significant workload.
Akins caught his lone target for five yards in Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Browns.
Akins' target was in the red zone -- the tight end's third target inside the 20 this season -- but overall, Houston's tight ends weren't used much in the game. They were thrown to just four times among Deshaun Watson's 30 pass attempts. Akins and Darren Fells each had one target while Pharaoh Brown was targeted twice and had a touchdown.
Akins caught two of four targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 27-25 win over the Jaguars.
Akins returned to the lineup after missing three consecutive games with a concussion and ankle injury. The third-year tight end opened the season as the lead tight end but on Sunday, he finished third in snap count (22) behind Darren Fells (33) and Pharaoh Brown (25). The diminished playing time is likely the result of the Texans exercising caution. Prior to his recent injury, Akins was the leading tight end target, as he was Sunday.
Akins (concussion/ankle) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.
Akins practiced fully for the first time since Week 4. His ability to take every rep in practice coming out of the bye week paves the way for Akins to get back on the field Sunday in Jacksonville. He'll likely be looking at a split of the tight-end snaps with Darren Fells.
Coach Romeo Crennel said Monday that he expects Akins (concussion/ankle) to be available against Jacksonville in Week 9, Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official site reports.
Akins has missed three straight games while dealing with a concussion as well as an ankle injury, but it appears as though he's set to return to action after the Texans' bye. The 28-year-old served as Houston's clear top tight end during the first three games of the season, so if he's indeed able to fully clear the concussion protocol for Week 9, he'll stand to resume handling No.1 reps.
Akins (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against Green Bay.
Akins suffered a concussion upon absorbing a helmet-to-helmet hit from Harrison Smith during Houston's Oct. 4 loss to the Vikings, and though he has since cleared concussion protocol, he remains beleaguered by an ankle issue. While the 28-year-old is sidelined for a third consecutive game, Darren Fells stands atop the Texans' tight end depth chart for Week 7. Fells has recorded 142 receiving yards and two TDs over his past two outings in Akins' stead.
Akins (ankle/concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.
That said, Akins didn't practice at all this week and isn't expected to suit up this weekend, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. If Akins does indeed remain sidelined in Week 7, fellow tight end Darren Fells will continue to see added passing targets against Green Bay.
Akins (ankle/concussion) didn't practice Thursday, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.
Per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the tight end's concussion symptoms have subsided, but his high ankle sprain remains an issue. Akins will need to return to practice Friday in order to avoid missing a third straight game. In the event that he remains sidelined Sunday against the Packers, Darren Fells will continue to see added targets.
Akins' concussion symptoms have subsided, and his high-ankle sprain is the reason for him missing Wednesday's practice, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Akins has missed two games due to lingering concussion symptoms and an ankle sprain, both suffered against the Vikings in Week 4. Darren Fells has seen an uptick in snaps while Akins has been sidelined. Prior to the injury, Akins was the lead tight end in terms of snaps and targets.
Akins (ankle/concussion) didn't practice Wednesday.
Akins has missed two straight games, but he practiced in a limited fashion all of last week. He isn't off to a good start to playing Sunday against the Packers, but Akins would still have a decent chance to suit up if he resumes practicing Thursday and/or Friday. If not, Darren Fells would continue to fill in as the Texans' top pass-catching tight end.
Akins (ankle/concussion) will not play Sunday against the Titans, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Akins, who was a limited participant in practice all week, was listed as questionable on Friday's final injury report, but it seems as if the team is simply playing it safe with its starting tight end. Darren Fells, who last week posted a season-high 57 receiving yards and registered his second touchdown this season, will once again operate as the primary pass catcher in Akins' absence.
Akins (ankle/concussion) was limited in practice Friday and is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Titans.
Akins practiced in a limited fashion all week, and coach Romeo Crennel said Friday that Akins will be a game-time decision Sunday. Crennel also confirmed that Akins is still in the league's concussion protocol while also working through an ankle injury, so he'll need clearance on both fronts in order to play Sunday. Darren Fells will be the main beneficiary if Akins can't go.
Akins (concussion) is expected to be a game-time decision Sunday at Tennessee, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.
Coach Romeo Crennel said the 28-year-old "made a little progress," but he clearly remains in the concussion protocol. Akins has practiced as a limited participant in four straight sessions and appears likely to tally another one Friday, but the release of the Texans' official injury report later in the day will provide the final answer on his practice participation.
Akins (concussion) was limited in Thursday's practice.
Akins has now logged four straight limited practices, dating back to last week, while working to progress through the league's five-step concussion protocol. If he's unable to gain full clearance ahead of Sunday's contest in Tennessee, Darren Fells will draw another start at tight end.
Akins (concussion/ankle) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Akins logged two limited practices last week before being inactive for Sunday's win over the Jaguars. While Akins' presence on the practice field to begin Week 6 is a good sign, he apparently has a new ankle injury to work through in addition to clearing the NFL's five-step concussion protocol. A return to full practice by Friday would likely erase any questions about Akins' status for this weekend's game against the Titans. Darren Fells will operate as Houston's No. 1 tight end if Akins isn't ready to play.
Akins (concussion) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
The 28-year-old practiced as a limited participant Thursday and Friday and received the questionable tag, but he won't be available Sunday after suffering the concussion last week. Akins will need to fully clear the concussion protocol before returning to game action. Darren Fells will work as Houston's top tight end in his place versus the Jags.
Akins (concussion/ankle) was limited during Friday's practice and is considered questionable for Sunday's game versus the Jaguars.
While it's encouraging that Akins was able to log two straight limited sessions to close out the week, he still has to clear the league's concussion protocol to suit up Sunday. If Akins is unable to play, expect Darren Fells to operate as the No. 1 tight end, while Pharaoh Brown could rotate in at the position.
Akins (concussion/ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
Akins is clearly making progress through the league's five-step concussion protocol, but he'll need to garner full medical clearance before being allowed to retake the field. It's worth noting that the third-year tight end is dealing with an ankle injury, in addition to the concussion that forced him out of Houston's Week 4 loss to Minnesota.
Akins (ankle/concussion) practiced Thursday, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
It remains to be seen if he was limited or practiced fully, but Akins' return to the field in any capacity Thursday is a good sign after the tight end sat out Wednesday's practice.
Akins (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Akins was concussed on a helmet-to-helmet hit from safety Harrison Smith in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, which also led to an ejection for Smith. The third-year tight end, who is also dealing with an ankle injury, was coming into his own as Houston's top pass-catcher at his position, but Akins is still dealing with the aftereffects of Smith's hit and seems unlikely to suit up this weekend against the Jaguars. Akins will need to clear the concussion protocol before he can return to the field.
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