Nov 25, 2016; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Tigers linebacker Curtis Akins (7) defends against Houston Cougars running back Duke Catalon (2) during the second half at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Memphis Tigers defeated Houston Cougars 48-44. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts announced today the club has signed American LB Curtis Akins through the 2022 season.
Akins, 24, was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in May of 2019 and played in four preseason games for the NFL team making one tackle. The 6’1, 229-pound linebacker also spent time with the Los Angeles Chargers and Buffalo Bills after being waived by the Bengals following the preseason. The Byhalia, Mississippi native played four years of college football at the University of Memphis (2015-2018) where over 41 games Akins tallied 276 total tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one interception, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He sits eighth all-time in solo tackles in the American Athletic Conference with 180.