Indianapolis Colts snag Keke Coutee, sign him to practice squad

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Keke Coutee was the most surprising cut of the Houston Texans 53-man roster. Now he joins a division rival.

Keke Coutee was someone that Houston Texans fans thought was a lock to make the roster. However, after a surprise cut, Coutee is now joining the practice squad for the Indianapolis Colts. What probably inspired this move was the fact that Coutee would always have a field day against Indianapolis.

Out of all the teams he’s faced in his career, Coutee has more than 30% of his career yards against the horseshoe-wearing neighbors to the north. The argument that Coutee didn’t get on the field enough or had a fair shake in playing time can be held, but the past is the past. Will the Texans trust their current group of wide receivers?

Who could the Houston Texans bring in to replace Keke Coutee?

A player that first comes to mind is former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver, KeeSean Johnson. Johnson was part of the Cardinals 2019 draft class, along with Andy Isabella and Hakeem Butler. Despite Johnson having more yards in his career than Isabella, Johnson was cut and could be a nice snag for the practice squad.

A second option is to bring back Kenny Stills who in two years earned about 700 yards and 5 touchdowns. The benefit to this is he would already know Offensive Coordinator Tim Kelly’s system and can also coach up the younger wide receivers on this roster.

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Whichever way the Texans want to go is up to them. Every time a player signs with a division rival it just adds more fuel to the fire. Maybe the Texans will steal a win in return for Keke Coutee donning the white and blue.