Akins was playing in place of LeRoy Butler, who suffered a broken shoulder blade in the game.
The safety was fined a game paycheck due to the incident. Akins also was penalized twice in Monday night's 28-21 win at Jacksonville for interference penalties on punt returns.
Akins, originally a seventh-round draft choice of the Packers in 1999, was primarily a special teams player where he recorded seven tackles this season.
The move will open a spot on the team's 53-man roster. Sherman and his staff are working to fill the open position and will officially announce the move today, according to a Packers' report. He also confirmed that recent addition Matt Bowen will take over Akins' role on special teams.
In other news, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila missed practice today due to illness and wide receiver Robert Ferguson was added to the team's injury report and listed as probable with a hamstring injury.