Snags two balls Week 4
Akins caught two of two targets for 33 yards in Sunday's 34-24 loss to the Chargers.
Akins was up from the practice squad for a second consecutive week due to injuries to Pharaoh Brown (hip) and Brevin Jordan (ankle). O.J. Howard was the starting tight end and led the position group in snaps, but Akins, who was part of the team last season, has system knowledge and could step into a larger role if necessary.
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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.