HOUSTON, TX (KTRE) - Things seem to be on the up and up for former Lufkin Panther wide receiver Keke Coutee.
The rookie has been through two straight full participation practices with just days until the Houston Texans host the Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs.
Coutee has not seen any on field activity since week 11. He has battled multiple hamstring injuries throughout the season; something he never really dealt with at Texas Tech or Lufkin High School. Those injuries caused him to miss the first three weeks of the season, but once he was able to get on the field he proved he was a valuable asset to the Texans. In his first game against the Colts, Coutee set a franchise record for most receptions, 11, in a debut as a Texans rookie. In a prime time game against the Dallas Cowboys, Coutee scored his first touchdown as a professional.
Coutee will be needed in the playoffs if the Texans look to go far. Starting wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins saw limited practice with an ankle injury, and former Denver Broncos' wide-out Demaryius Thomas was placed on the Injured Reserve list after an Achilles' injury.