IRVING, Texas – Cornerback Mike Jenkins looks forward to the challenge of trying to contain the NFL’s best receiver. Jenkins just isn’t sure how healthy he’ll be Sunday when he faces Houston’s Andre Johnson.
Jenkins has been limited in practice all week due to his bruised right knee. He won’t go full speed until he tests the knee in pregame warm-ups.
There is no doubt that Jenkins will play against the Texans. The question is how close he’ll be to 100 percent. He’ll figure that out after arriving at Reliant Stadium early Sunday morning.
"I’m going on the first bus," said Jenkins, adding that soreness is the only issue with the knee. "I’m going to push it as hard as I can and we’re just going to go from there. Mentally, that’s what I’ve got to get through. I’m going to go out there and push it to the limit."
Jenkins called Johnson, who led the league in receiving yards last season, the league’s best receiver. He said Johnson is a fast, physical player that most cornerbacks shy away from jamming, but that’s what Jenkins does best.
"I can’t change what I do," said Jenkins, who occasionally works out against Johnson during offseasons in South Florida. "I stay focused. Whatever I do in practice is what I’m going to do. I’m not going to change for anybody."