Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson has had to watch as his teammates have taken the field the last two weeks, and it hasn’t been fun.

“It’s always tough when you have to watch your guys go out there and play,” Jackson said from the Texans locker room after practice Friday afternoon. “I definitely missed being out there playing with the guys especially how the last couple of weeks been, but guys that have been out there have been doing some great stuff, but it’s always great to be out there.”

Jackson has been out with a strained hamstring suffered in the Texans week 4 win over Tennessee, but he’s been a full participant in practice this week and expects to play Monday night in Denver.

“I Just want to be out there and compete being the competitor that I am,” he said. “Just the part of me always wants to be out there to help, to do whatever you can, so its definitely hard to watch.”

The eight year pro will get to do more than just watch when his team plays under the lights against the defending Super Bowl champs, but he knows stopping the Broncos offensive attack under former Texans head coach Gary Kubiak will be a challenge.

(They’re) Definitely talented,” he said. “(They) Can definitely run the ball. They’ve got some weapons at receiver. We just have to go out and we have to execute and do everything possible to not let them make any big plays.”