Texans tight end Jordan Akins: ‘Finishing what I started’

HOUSTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 01: Patrick Chung #23 of the New England Patriots misses a tackle on Jordan Akins #88 of the Houston Texans during the second quarter in the game at NRG Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) (Robert H. Levey 09788862, 2019 Getty Images)

HOUSTON – Texans veteran tight end Jordan Akins didn’t burn a bridge, never complaining last season when he was frequently inactive for games.

“That’s true,” Akins said. “You’ve got to be professional.”

After he signed with the New York Giants this offseason, the former third-round draft pick from Central Florida was released by the Giants and then rejoined the Texans on their practice squad.

Akins is considered likely to be elevated to the active roster from the practice squad before Sunday’s road game against the Chicago Bears with tight end Brevin Jordan expected to be out due to an ankle injury.

“I’m ready to do what I can to help this team win, whether it’s getting a block, help on special teams, just make plays, make some catches downfield,” Akins said. “I’m definitely coming back with a vengeance. It’s all about finishing what I started. I want to showcase my talent and show this league what I can do.”

Akins had 24 receptions for 214 yards on 33 targets in 13 games and three starts last season for the Texans.

He has 114 career receptions for 1,260 yards and three touchdowns, all with the Texans

Two seasons ago, Akins caught 37 passes for 403 yards and one touchdown.

“It all started here, old stomping grounds,” Akins said. “Very excited to get back here, new coach, new offense. I’m just happy, very humble. I think the sky is the limit for this team. We just have to put it together and we just got to finish drives.”

Aaron Wilson is a Pro Football Network reporter and a contributor to KPRC 2 and click2houston.com

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