Jordan Akins

New York Giants
Tight End #88
New York Giants
Tight End #88

Jordan Akins News

Lands in New York

Akins is signing with the Giants, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Analysis: A 2018 third-round pick, Akins never topped 418 yards or two TDs in his four years with the Texans, though he did play at least 13 games each season. He and Ricky Seals-Jones will compete to replace Evan Engram (Jaguars) as the Giants' top pass catcher at tight end, though the upcoming NFL Draft could bring a third competitor for the job.

Apr 21, 2022 11:22 AM EST

Sitting out Sunday

Akins (illness) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Analysis: Akins was questionable due to an illness and won't be available for the final game of the season. The 2018 third-round pick is set to hit free agency during the offseason after totaling 24 receptions for 214 yards and zero touchdowns in 2021.

Jan 9, 2022 8:45 AM EST

Questionable for finale

Akins (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against Tennessee.

Analysis: Akins was held off the practice field Thursday due to an illness, but he returned in a limited capacity Friday. Although he appears to be trending in the right direction ahead of Sunday's Week 18 contest, Antony Auclair could see a slight uptick in playing time if Akins is ruled out.

Jan 7, 2022 1:17 PM EST

Misses Thursday's practice

Akins didn't participate in Thursday's practice session due to an illness.

Analysis: Akins wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, but he was unable to participate in practice Thursday. Since he wasn't placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Texans presumably believe that the tight end is dealing with a non-COVID illness. However, his participation Friday should provide some clarity regarding his status for Sunday's Week 18 matchup against Tennessee.

Jan 6, 2022 2:23 PM EST

Goes untargeted in loss

Akins was not targeted during Sunday's 23-7 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Akins, who was on the field for just five snaps, has just three catches for 30 yards over the seven games since Houston's bye week. He was a healthy scratch in three of those games.

Jan 3, 2022 7:23 AM EST

One snap in win

Akins did not catch his lone target and played one snap in Sunday's 41-29 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: With rookie Brevin Jordan back the field after not playing the previous week, Akins returned to a minor role Week 16, although his one target came in the red zone. It's clear the Texans are developing the rookie, and Akins is playing out his final days in Houston.

Dec 27, 2021 8:49 AM EST

Steps in for rookie

Akins caught two of three targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 30-16 win over Jacksonville.

Analysis: Akins played 20 snaps, his most since Week 9. Rookie Brevin Jordan, who has supplanted Akins as the top receiving threat at tight end, did not play Sunday after dealing with a hand injury during the practice week. It's been established over the last several weeks that a healthy Jordan is expected to receive more opportunities over the final stretch of the season, so Akins' involvement should be regarded as a blip.

Dec 20, 2021 4:13 AM EST

Minor role in return

Akins caught his lone target for six yards in Sunday's 33-13 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Akins was active for the first time since Week 9, but it did not represent a return to prominence at tight end. He played just 12 snaps, fourth among the five tight ends active for the game. Houston has turned its focus on developing rookie Brevin Jordan, who caught a touchdown pass and was targeted seven times, so fantasy speculators can forget about Akins.

Dec 13, 2021 5:16 AM EST

Returns to mix Sunday

Akins is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Akins is thus active for the first time since Week 9 and in the process, will provide the Texans with added TE depth Sunday. With Pharaoh Brown and Brevin Jordan also in the mix, however, Akins remains a speculative fantasy option.

Dec 12, 2021 9:08 AM EST

Inactive Sunday

Akins (coach's decision) isinactive for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Analysis: With Akins still the odd man out, the Texans' Week 13 tight end options will be Pharaoh Brown, Brevin Jordan and Antony Auclair.

Dec 5, 2021 9:21 AM EST

Won't suit up Sunday

Akins (coach's decision) will not play Sunday against the Jets.

Analysis: Akins will be passed over for a second straight week in favor of Pharaoh Brown, Anthony Auclair, and rookie Brevin Jordan. The 2018 third-round selection will try to earn a chance to get back on the field for Week 13 against the Colts.

Nov 28, 2021 9:00 AM EST

Inactive in Week 11

Akins is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Akins is the odd man out in the Texans' tight end mix Sunday, with Pharaoh Brown back in action. Also on hand to handle Week 11 snaps at the position are Antony Auclair and rookie Brevin Jordan.

Nov 21, 2021 9:05 AM EST

Grabs two targets in loss

Akins caught two of three targets for seven yards in Sunday's 17-14 loss to Miami.

Analysis: Akins has multiple catches in six of the last seven games, but there could be change coming in the second half. The 29-year-old tight end is in the final year of his contract, and the Texans are developing rookie Brevin Jordan to take on the receiving role at the position.

Nov 8, 2021 5:20 AM EST

Catches all five targets

Akins caught five receptions for 53 yards on five targets against the Rams on Sunday.

Analysis: Akins was efficient with his workload, but the five targets marks just the third time in 2021 that Akins drew more than two targets in a game, and his usage Sunday was possibly boosted by the absence of starting tight end Pharaoh Brown (thigh). Not just that, but rookie fifth-round pick Brevin Jordan saw four targets of his own and caught three for 41 yards and one touchdown. Jordan is the same type of tight end as Akins -- a slightly undersized pass-catching specialist -- so if Jordan should emerge further it could occur at Akins' expense. The Texans face Miami in Week 9.

Oct 31, 2021 3:16 PM EST

Secures two catches in loss

Akins caught both of his targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 31-5 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: Akins finished second among tight ends, behind Pharaoh Brown, who had three catches for 11 yards. The Texans' offense has been shut down the last weeks, having scored just eight points in losses to Indianapolis and Arizona. The last Houston touchdown was early in the third quarter of Week 5. There's a chance Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) returns Week 8 against the Rams, which could provide a boost to Akins and the other pass-catchers.

Oct 25, 2021 6:27 AM EST

Season-high targets in loss

Akins caught four of six targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 31-3 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: This was Akins' most productive game of 2021 and he moved up the target list, tying David Johnson at 18 for the season, tied for second behind Brandin Cooks at 57. Akins and Pharaoh Brown have operated as co-leaders at tight end, altering from week to week as a target leader of the position group, but Akins is considered the better receiving threat. Unfortunately, rookie quarterback Davis Mills is not helping either player's value.

Oct 18, 2021 6:55 AM EST

Logs two catches in loss

Akins caught two of two targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 25-22 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Akins leads Houston's tight ends in targets (12) and catches (eight), but there's not a lot of value tied up in receivers on the team. Fellow tight ends Pharaoh Brown (three targets, two catches) and Antony Auclair (one target, one touchdown) share the load while playing with a struggling rookie quarterback.

Oct 11, 2021 7:08 AM EST

Tallies four catches in loss

Akins brought in four of five targets for 32 yards in the Texans' 24-9 loss to the Panthers on Thursday night.

Analysis: The fourth-year tight end came into the game with just one reception for 17 yards through the first pair of contests, but Akins end up tied for second in receptions with Anthony Miller on the Texans for the night. The Central Florida product was a safety valve for rookie quarterback Davis Mills, and given that the third-round pick is likely to continue operating a more conservative offense than veteran Tyrod Taylor (IR-hamstring) would, Akins could be busy again in a Week 4 road matchup against the Bills on Sunday, Oct. 3.

Sep 23, 2021 9:02 PM EST

Makes first catch

Akins caught one of two targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 31-21 loss to Cleveland.

Analysis: Akins made his first catch of the season in Week 2 and has had minimal impact over the first two games. He and Pharaoh Brown each played 38 snaps, but neither played a significant role in the passing game.

Sep 20, 2021 6:13 AM EST

Targeted twice in win

Akins did not catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 37-21 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Akins played a surprisingly subordinate role in the passing game to Pharoah Brown, who caught four of five targets for 67 yards. The one saving grace is that both or Akins' targets were in the red zone.

Sep 13, 2021 7:25 AM EST

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