The Houston Texans head into Friday of Week 5 unsure if tight end Jordan Akins will be available on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Akins is in the concussion protocol and continues to go through testing, according to head coach Romeo Crennel.
Akins suffered the concussion in Week 4 and did not practice on Wednesday to start the practice week. He was upgraded to a limited workout on Thursday, which suggested he was making progress in the protocol. He will attempt to practice on Friday, and if he gets through that and does not have any symptoms on Saturday, he stands a good chance of playing on Sunday.
Through four games, Akins has caught 14 passes for 168 yards and a touchdown. He was leading the Texans with three receptions for 46 yards at the time of his concussion. The injury happened when Vikings safety Harrison Smith delivered a blow to Akins’ head that resulted in Smith getting ejected. The Houston Chronicle is reporting Akins has not experienced any “major symptoms.”