Johnson (knee) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Colts. Johnson suffered a bruised knee in Monday's loss to the Steelers and was a limited participant in practice this week. The 25-year-old's 2017 season has been marred by injuries and sub-par performance, as he's graded as the NFL's second-worst cornerback through Week 16, per Pro Football Focus.
Johnson (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday. Johnson's on a path to return to the field Week 8 against Seattle after missing four games. His presence gives the defense a good run-stopping cornerback who can help support a front seven that's lost J.J. Watt (leg), Whitney Mercilus (pectoral) and Brian Cushing (suspension).
Johnson (knee) returned to practice Monday and said his goal is to play in Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports. The bye week appears to have served Johnson well, as he's already back at practice for the first time since Week 2. Assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks over the course of this week, it looks like the cornerback should be good to go for Sunday's game in Seattle.
Johnson (knee) will not play Week 6 against Cleveland but could return to play Seattle in two weeks following the Texans' bye week, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Johnson, who will miss a fourth straight week, has resumed running but isn't practicing yet. The original timeline had the former third-round draft pick from Wake Forest slated to miss between four and six weeks. That Seattle game will be the sixth week.
Johnson (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Johnson hasn't even returned to practice after spraining his knee in Week 2, so it's no surprise he's not playing Sunday. In his extended absence, Marcus Burley and Johnthan Banks should continue to take on expanded roles at cornerback.