D'Onta Foreman's comeback from an Achilles injury won't likely be this week at Jacksonville.
As a rookie in 2017, he was injured November 19 in a win over the Cardinals. He's been on the rehab trail since, and was eligible to come off the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list this week. If such a move were to take place, Houston could add him to the 53-man roster within 21 days. But Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said in a Monday morning press conference that Foreman's return won't happen on Sunday.
"I would probably say no," O'Brien said. "I don't think he's quite ready. Once you ignite that, you have 21 days to actually add him to the 53, so we're still kind of talking about all those things."
Foreman averaged 4.2 yards per carry last season, with a pair of touchdowns. He also caught six passes for 83 yards. The 2016 Doak Walker Award winner from the University of Texas was actually injured on a 34-yard score against Arizona.
Whenever Foreman does come off the PUP, he can practice for up to three weeks with the Texans. At any point during that span, he can be added to the 53-man roster or placed on the Reserve/Injured (IR) list.
O'Brien also said that cornerbacks Kevin Johnson (concussion) and Aaron Colvin (ankle) have "a chance" at playing this season. Johnson's been on IR since Week 2, while Colvin's been inactive the last two games.
The Houston Texans roster in photos. (Updated 2/24/2021)