Akins recorded three receptions on four targets for 31 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Bears.
Akins was active for the first time this season, and he took advantage by hauling in a four-yard touchdown reception late in the first quarter. He also chipped in a 25-yard catch to begin the second half. It's unclear whether the Texans will promote Akins to the active roster again in Week 4, but he made the case for a larger role with his strong performance.
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Cooks was listed as limited by a calf injury at practice Thursday.
Burkhead (concussion) isn't practicing Thursday, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Coach Lovie Smith revealed Monday that Burkhead has entered the NFL's five-step concussion protocol, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.
Dorsett caught one of two targets for five yards in Sunday's 30-15 loss to the Dolphins.
Quitoriano caught both his targets for 20 yards in Sunday's 30-15 loss to the Dolphins.
Ogunbowale had four carries for 14 yards, caught one of two targets for six yards and had a three-yard rushing touchdown in Sunday's 30-15 loss to the Dolphins in Week 12.
Akins caught five of five targets for a team-high 61 yards and a 25-yard touchdown catch in Sunday's 30-15 loss to Miami in Week 12.
Burkhead suffered a head injury during the fourth quarter of Sunday's 30-15 loss to the Dolphins in Week 12. He finished with zero carries and caught one of two targets for five yards.
Collins secured six of nine targets for 44 yards in the Texans' 30-15 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.
Cooks secured all five targets for 59 yards and rushed once for two yards in the Texans' 30-15 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.