The Giants have made another addition to their tight end room. The team is signing Jordan Akins to a one-year contract, per Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network (Twitter link).
Akins, despite being 30, was a free agent for the first time in his career. In four seasons with the Texans, he played a notable role in the team’s offense, staying on the field for over half of their offense snaps in 2019 and 2020. The former campaign saw him make 36 catches for a career-best 418 yards and two touchdowns.
He was included in trade talk this past year, however, as the team looked to move on from a number of veterans. He ultimately stayed in Houston, though he was a healthy scratch on multiple occasions. It comes as no surprise that he is moving on to a new team now.
The former third rounder will now join a Giants team looking to fill out its tight end room. Evan Engram left in free agency, and the most notable offseason addition prior to this one was Ricky Seals-Jones, who also signed a one-year deal. By coming to New York, Akins will also be able to continue working with TEs coach Andy Bischoff, who held the same title in Houston last year.