Jackson scored on a 42-yard interception return during the first quarter of Houston's 24-21 win over Jacksonville on Sunday. Jackson read the eyes of Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles and undercut an out route to give Houston a lead before the offense ever stepped onto the field. He missed some time this season due to a hamstring injury, but has been back three weeks now and registered 11 tackles over the last two games.
Jackson had two tackles in his return to the lineup after missing two games, but also gave up a red-zone touchdown to Denver's Demaryius Thomas and a game-long 31-yard reception to Emmanuel Sanders in the Texans' 27-9 loss to the Broncos on Monday night. Jackson struggled in his return, but has had a rough year even when healthy, surrendering a touchdown pass to the Bears' Eddie Royal and a 60-yard reception to Titans' wideout Rishard Matthews. With Kevin Johnson (foot) on the injured reserve, the Texans need Jackson to be better.
Jackson will play Monday night against the Broncos after missing two weeks with a hamstring injury. Jackson's return will be a boost to Houston's secondary, which has suffered through injuries to its top performers that last few weeks, including the loss of Kevin Johnson (foot) to injured reserve.
Jackson (hamstring) was able to once again put together a full practice Friday. Jackson has missed the previous to games due to a hamstring issue, but has been able to put together a full week's worth of practice. The starting corner appears on track for a return Monday against the Broncos.
Jackson (hamstring) practiced Wednesday and is expected to play against Denver on Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Jackson, who has sat out the last two weeks because of the injury, will be a boon to the secondary which has dealt with injuries to Jonathan Joseph (concussion, forearm) and Kevin Johnson (foot) the last two weeks.