The Browns signed this tight end who is once again paired up with quarterback Deshaun Watson! Akins will receive up to 5.2 million over the course of two years.
This via the Browns website:
“Akins, who is the first offensive player the Browns have added in free agency this offseason, was a third-round pick by Houston in 2018 and has played 73 games with 26 starts, totaling 1,755 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. He spent the first two years of his career playing with Browns QB Deshaun Watson when they were both with the Texans and compiled 53 receptions for 643 yards and two touchdowns.
Akins has topped 400 receiving yards in a season three times in his career and set career-highs with 495 receiving yards and five touchdowns last season. He’s held a steady role in the Texans offense since he was drafted and has been targeted 30 or more times in each of the last four years.”
It’s always great to add pieces to a puzzle that continues to be closer to being solved within this free agency period. Watson can always use another target to toss the ball to throughout the season, especially someone he is familiar with in past years with Houston. Looking forward to seeing the chemistry between to two of them.