Houston Texans: Keke Coutee has a new shot to establish himself in the offense

Keke Coutee #16 - (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Keke Coutee #16 - (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

Keke Coutee has an opportunity to endear himself once again with the Houston Texans coaching staff and return to the active roster after serving a brief time as a healthy scratch.

The love for Keke Coutee has begun to fade with the Houston Texans, and the patience has worn thin as he has been relegated to an inactive role on the roster on game day. Coutee’s once-bright future has been sidetracked with running wrong routes or being unable to haul in catchable passes from Deshaun Watson.

Despite the little time he has seen on the field due to injuries in the early part of his career, his ability to contribute was never in question after a solid rookie season. Coutee had a 100 yard game in his rookie debut against the Indianapolis Colts and another 100-yard plus performance in the playoffs against the same opponent.

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Although he hasn’t been able to replicate similar success at this point of the season, Coutee can contribute to this Texans’ offense, and he will have the opportunity to do so with Will Fuller ruled for a few weeks with a groin injury.

DeAndre Carter alongside Coutee will likely form part of the gameplan against the Tenessee Titans as the third and fourth receivers active on the roster. DeAndre Hopkins and Kenny Stills will be the boundary receivers while Coutee or Carter could see some snaps in the slot.

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The Texans have been attempting to reincorporate Coutee to no avail but he will have what will likely be his final opportunity this season to get back on track to the promise he showed in his rookie season.