Keke Coutee

Indianapolis Colts
Wide Receiver #16
Indianapolis Colts
Wide Receiver #16

Keke Coutee News

Bumps back down to practice squad

Coutee reverted to Indianapolis' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Coutee was elevated from the Colts' practice squad for the third time this season and the second week in a row ahead of Sunday's regular-season finale against Houston. The veteran wideout ultimately served as the team's primary punt returner over four special-teams snaps Week 18. Coutee returned two punts for 13 yards -- one of which was muffed but quickly recovered the Colts. Over eight games in 2022, Coutee recorded one catch while playing two offensive snaps.

Jan 9, 2023 8:03 PM EST

Elevated final time

Coutee was elevated from the Colts' practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: The depth target has one catch with the Colts despite six appearances since Week 6. Coutee was active for one play in Week 17, a special teams snap, and likely will do the same to round out the 2022 campaign.

Jan 7, 2023 9:12 AM EST

Returns to practice squad

Coutee reverted to the Colts' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Coutee has bounced back and forth between Indianapolis' practice squad and active roster, logging one reception over six appearances heading into Week 17. The 25-year-old wideout once again ended up playing only on special teams with one snap during Sunday's loss to the Giants. Coutee should will be eligible for his final elevation from the practice squad heading into the Week 18 matchup versus his former team Houston.

Jan 2, 2023 4:54 PM EST

Moves up from practice squad

Coutee was elevated from the practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: The Colts have maneuvered Coutee's status on the roster frequently as the 2018 fourth-round pick has appeared in six games with Indianapolis, but he's technically only signed one contract on the active roster. Coutee has played in two offensive snaps this season.

Dec 31, 2022 8:33 AM EST

Returns via practice squad

The Colts re-signed Coutee to the practice squad Thursday.

Analysis: Coutee appeared in six games with the Colts this season, and he's now a candidate to bump up from the practice squad for the team's final two appearances, should it be warranted. He takes the spot of Dominique Dafney on Indianapolis' practice squad.

Dec 29, 2022 7:48 AM EST

Time up in Indy

The Colts waived Coutee on Tuesday.

Analysis: Coutee secured his only target for 20 yards across six appearances with Indianapolis this season, and he also contributed as a punt returner. He could be a candidate to resurface on the practice squad.

Dec 13, 2022 7:11 AM EST

Returns to practice Thursday

Coutee (illness) was listed as a full participant on the Colts' injury report Thursday.

Analysis: Coutee was sidelined with an illness during practice Wednesday, but he quickly overcame this ailment by returning in full Thursday. The 25-year-old wideout has been the Colts' primary punt returner when healthy this season, and he'll likely just play on special teams against Dallas on Sunday/

Dec 1, 2022 1:45 PM EST

Dealing with illness

Coutee didn't practice Wednesday due to a non-COVID illness.

Analysis: Coutee will have two more opportunities to clear his current aliment before the team needs to make a decision on his status for Sunday's matchup against the Cowboys. If he's unable to suit up, Isaiah Rodgers and Ashton Dulin would be candidates to replace Coutee as the Colts' primary punt returner during Week 13.

Nov 30, 2022 1:19 PM EST

Loses fumble on only reception

Coutee had one reception for 20 yards on his only target, but lost a fumble on the play in Sunday's win at Las Vegas. He also had three punt returns for a nine yard average.

Analysis: Coutee had just one play on offense as he's mostly being used on special teams, having taken over the punt return job from Nyheim Hines (who was traded to Buffalo). Coutee's fumble may give the Colts pause for giving him a larger role on offense.

Nov 14, 2022 1:51 PM EST

Cleared for Sunday

Coutee doesn't have an injury designation ahead of Sunday's matchup against Washington.

Analysis: Coutee suffered a concussion in Week 6 and was sidelined for Week 7, but he was a full participant during Week 8 prep and has been cleared for Sunday's matchup. The 2018 fourth-round pick has made only two appearances this season, playing exclusively as a punter returner. However, Nyheim Hines figures to handle those duties as long as he's healthy, so it's unclear what Coutee's role will be against the Commanders.

Oct 28, 2022 12:41 PM EST

Full participant Wednesday

Coutee (concussion) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Coutee was sidelined for the Colts' Week 7 loss to the Titans after suffering a concussion a week prior. His return to practice is certainly a positive sign, but it's possible he still has a few hurdles to clear before being completely removed from the league's protocols.

Oct 26, 2022 12:57 PM EST

Out for Week 7

Coutee (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Titans, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: Coutee exited the Colts' Week 6 win over the Jaguars early after suffering a concussion and he will now be forced miss at least one game while recovering from the head injury. In his absence, Mike Strachan could see a slight uptick in usage at wide receiver.

Oct 21, 2022 11:38 AM EST

Logs DNP Wednesday

Coutee (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Coutee left the Colts' Week 6 win over Jacksonville early after suffering a concussion and will remain sidelined to start Week 7 prep. Colts head coach Frank Reich said Monday that the wideout would likely be out for Sunday's matchup against the Titans, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Coutee miss practice Thursday and Friday as well.

Oct 19, 2022 1:30 PM EST

Likely out against Tennessee

Coach Frank Reich said Monday that Coutee (concussion) will likely be out for Sunday's game against the Titans, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Coutee was diagnosed with a concussion after exiting Sunday's game against Jacksonville and will have to clear the league's concussion protocols prior to returning to the field. If he's held out against Tennessee, Parris Campbell and Mike Strachan are candidates to see slightly increased roles.

Oct 17, 2022 11:09 AM EST

Leaves with injury

Coutee has suffered a concussion and will not return Sunday against the Jaguars, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Analysis: Coutee suffered the injury taking a hard hit on a punt return. He was able to slowly walk off the field with the help of trainers and went to the locker room. He will now have to work his way through the leagues concussion protocols before returning to play again.

Oct 16, 2022 12:26 PM EST

Earns promotion to active roster

Indianapolis signed Coutee from the practice squad to its active roster Saturday ahead of Sunday's game versus Jacksonville.

Analysis: Coutee has played just four snaps this season, all on special teams, but the Colts saw fit to sign him to their 53-man roster ahead of Week 6. With deep threat Ashton Dulin (foot) on the injured reserve list, it could make sense for the Colts to send Coutee down the field in his stead.

Oct 15, 2022 12:51 PM EST

Heads back to practice squad

Coutee reverted to the Colts' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Coutee received a promotion to the active roster with Michael Pittman (quad) and Alec Pierce (concussion) out of action Sunday against the Jaguars. The five-year-pro only ended up chipping in on special teams, where he returned three punts for a total of three yards. Depending on the status of Pittman and Pierce, Coutee could see another move to the active roster for Week 3 against the Chiefs.

Sep 19, 2022 2:56 PM EST

Jumps to active roster

Coutee was elevated to the active roster Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: With Michael Pittman (quad) sidelined, the Colts opted to bring up Coutee who played in two games with the franchise last season. The diminutive receiver could see a decent amount of snaps with the rest of his wide receiver teammates relatively unproven as top options.

Sep 17, 2022 11:39 AM EST

Joins Indianapolis practice squad

Coutee was signed to Indianapolis' practice squad, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Coutee got first-team reps in the slot as a fill-in for Parris Campbell during training camp, so it's likely he'll be the first receiver added to the roster if there's an injury.

Aug 31, 2022 1:02 PM EST

Released by Indianapolis

Coutee was released by the Colts.

Analysis: Coutee looked likely to make the 53-man roster but missed some time with a groin injury. He's a candidate to be signed to Indy's practice squad. He got reps in the slot behind Parris Campbell during training camp, so it's possible he could still be viewed as an injury fill-in from the practice squad.

Aug 30, 2022 1:46 PM EST

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