After a 2017 season that saw Cobi Hamilton and Chris Hamilton catch passes for the Houston Texans, Bruce Ellington being not as good as you thought he was last year, and the constant injuries Will Fuller V deals with, the Texans needed to add talent to their wide receiver group. This offseason, they made one move in that regard. They selected Keke Coutee in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. At a minimum, it was expected for him to be the team’s punt returner, with starting slot receiver upside.
During the first week of training camp, everyone had nice things to say about Coutee. DeAndre Hopkins praised him. Deshaun Watson was impressed with him. Everything was looking good for the rookie wideout from Texas Tech.
Until today. Aaron Wilson reported (and by reported, I mean he opened up everyone’s favorite app and typed something in less than 280 characters) that Keke Coutee will be out for a few weeks with a hamstring strain.
Texans WR Keke Coutee has a strained hamstring and is out for a few weeks— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 3, 2018
“A few weeks “means he will miss next week’s preseason opener against the Kansas City Chiefs and could maybe even miss the next games against the Los Angeles Chargers and San Francisco 49ers.
It’s a shame. At least we made it one week without an injury. At least this time it wasn’t disastrous. I liked Coutee coming out of college, and I still like him now. Hopefully he gets back on the field soon and becomes a slot receiving monster.