Head coach Gary Kubiak said after practice Friday that Johnson won't play in Sunday's contest against the Bengals, the seventh game he's missed this season.
A right hamstring problem forced Johnson to miss Weeks 5-10 on the schedule. He returned for the last two Texans games, but suffered a left hamstring injury in last Sunday's win against Atlanta.
Kubiak said Monday that it was a mild injury and deemed Johnson day-to-day, but the receiver has missed practice because of the ailment.
"He's made progress this week. Made a decision this morning just to leave him in [the pool] and continue to work him, so we'll go back in the next week and see where we're at," Kubiak said Friday.