Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson will miss his fourth straight game in a row this Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Texans hoped that Johnson would be able to return to action after rehabbing an injured hamstring, but the star wide receiver didn't think he was ready to play.
I don't feel like I'm ready to play, Johnson told reporters on Friday. I'm not at full speed yet. I said I wouldn't put myself out there until I'm able to run full speed.
Johnson initially was injured against Pittsburgh on Oct. 4 in a Week 4 win. Since Johnson's injury, the Texans have stumbled a bit losing to Oakland and Baltimore before a Week 7 blowout of the Tennessee Titans.
It's clear that Texans coach Gary Kubiak and everyone else around the organization would love to have the talented wideout back as soon as possible, but have remained patient to let Johnson fully heal from his injury.
Who wants to go out on the field and see a half-speed Andre Johnson? That's not a good thing, Johnson said. You will be out there hurting your team and you could have somebody out there who could go out there and give it all they've got and make plays for you.
Last week against the Titans, the Texans primarily focused the offense around running back Arian Foster to great success. Foster rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns, as well as 119 receiving yards and a touchdown. The Texans will likely look to continue focusing the entire offense on Foster until Johnson is able to return.
Right now Johnson says he is at about 70 to 75 percent, but is working hard to rehab to get back on the field soon.
I just have to keep maintaining the rehab and keep pushing myself, he said. It gets frustrating because every week a game goes by that you wish you could be out there, but it's just part of the process. I'll just keep working hard at what I'm doing and hopefully next week I can get back on the field.
Johnson has 25 receptions for 352 yards and two touchdowns this season.