Keke Coutee

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

Keke Coutee News

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

Returns to practice

Coutee (groin) returned to practice Tuesday, 107.5 FM The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: Coutee suffered a groin injury in Indy's first preseason game. Coutee got reps in the slot behind Parris Campbell during training camp and may be in the lead to win the No. 5 receiver role now that he's healthy.

Aug 23, 2022 10:19 PM EST

Will not return Saturday

Coutee was ruled out for the remainder of Saturday's game against the Bills after he suffered a groin injury, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Coutee's next opportunity to play should come during the Colts' preseason exhibition against the Lions on Aug. 20, though it's currently unclear if he'll be able to practice leading up to this game. If the wideout is unable to go this week, backups Dezmon Patmon, DeMichael Harris and Ethan Fernea should see increased snaps this preseason.

Aug 13, 2022 3:44 PM EST

May have lead on No. 5 WR role

Coutee got the starting reps in place of an injured Parris Campbell during Monday's practice and is listed as Campbell's backup on the Colts' initial preseason depth chart, 107.5 FM The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: Given Campbell's frequent injury history, it's worth noting who would get snaps in the slot if he were to get hurt again. Coutee appears to be the leading candidate to win the No. 5 receiver role, but he could also be getting deference as a veteran early in camp. Ashton Dulin would likely take over as the third receiver ahead of Coutee if a starter were to get hurt.

Aug 9, 2022 11:12 AM EST

Sticking with Indianapolis

Coutee signed a reserve/future contract with the Colts on Monday.

Analysis: Coutee spent the 2021 campaign on Indianapolis' practice squad and was elevated to the active roster for two games. He caught his only target for five yards in those two contests, and will compete for a roster spot in training camp if he remains with the team through the offseason.

Jan 10, 2022 1:12 PM EST

Reverts to practice squad

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

Analysis: Coutee was elevated to the the Colts' active roster in Week 16 with Zach Pascal placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The veteran wide receiver played 29 of the team's 70 offensive snaps, but failed to record any stats in the contest. Coutee will have to wait for his next opportunity while on the Colts' practice squad.

Dec 28, 2021 12:16 PM EST

Jumps to active roster

The Colts elevated Coutee from the practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: Zach Pascal was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, so Coutee will join a receiving corps without one of its top three options Saturday at Arizona. Still, Michael Pittman, T.Y. Hilton and Ashton Dulin figure to see most of the snaps and targets at the position.

Dec 25, 2021 1:51 PM EST

Heads to practice squad

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

Analysis: Coutee made his first appearance of the 2021 season in Week 7 against the 49ers, hauling in one catch for five yards. He was only on the field for four offensive snaps.

Oct 25, 2021 7:55 PM EST

Gets first Colts reception

Coutee had one reception for five yards on his only target in Sunday's win at San Francisco.

Analysis: Coutee played four snaps on offense as it was his first game after being elevated from the practice squad. He could continue to have a small role in the offense if both T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell remain out with injuries.

Oct 25, 2021 11:50 AM EST

Elevated to active roster

Coutee was elevated to the Colts' active roster from the practice squad Saturday, according to the teams' official Twitter account.

Analysis: Coutee was added to the team's active roster ahead of a Sunday night tilt against the 49ers. The former Texans wideout will provide the Colts' offense with some much needed depth at wide receiver with T.Y. Hilton ruled out and Parris Campbell placed on injured reserve. Even so, one can assume that Coutee will be hard-pressed to make much noise for fantasy purposes right out of the gate, as Michael Pittman and Zach Pascal are favorites to lead the team at the position.

Oct 23, 2021 11:42 AM EST

Joining Indy's practice squad

Coutee is signing with the Colts' practice squad, independent NFL journalist Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old slot receiver went unclaimed after the Texans waived him Tuesday. The Colts swooped in with a practice squad offer, likely taking note after Coutee caught 13 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown in two games against them last season. He also had a 100-yard game against Indianapolis in his NFL debut back in Week 4 of 2018.

Sep 1, 2021 11:15 AM EST

Waived by Houston

Coutee has been waived by the Texans, Sarah Barshop of reports.

Analysis: In the wake of the team's initial roster cut-downs, the Texans' wideout corps includes Brandin Cooks, Chris Conley, Nico Collins Anthony Miller and return specialist Andre Roberts. While it's a bit of surprise that Coutee was waived Tuesday, the 2018 fourth-rounder has had a tough time staying on the field during his pro career and might benefit from a change of scenery.

Aug 31, 2021 4:12 PM EST

Pair of grabs in preseason victory

Coutee secured both of his targets for 29 yards in the Texans' 20-14 preseason win over the Cowboys on Saturday night.

Analysis: Coutee tied with multiple players for the team lead in receptions on the night in a solid showing by preseason standards. The oft-injured fourth-year wideout appears to have an inside track for No. 3 receiver duties heading into the final week of preseason considering Anthony Miller (shoulder) may not be ready to play until Week 2.

Aug 22, 2021 7:00 AM EST

Opportunity knocks Saturday

Coutee caught two of five targets for 21 yards in Saturday's 26-7 win over Green Bay in Preseason Week 1.

Analysis: Coutee may have caught a big break in his competition for the top spot at slot receiver, as his main competitor, Anthony Miller, suffered what is initially reported to be a "slight dislocation" of the shoulder, per Drew Dougherty of the Texans' official site. Whatever "slight" may mean, Miller could miss practice time and allow Coutee to establish a rapport with presumptive starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor.

Aug 15, 2021 7:48 AM EST

Second behind Conley

Coutee is listed as second behind Chris Conley on the unofficial depth chart, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The Texans' depth chart did not make any allowances for slot receivers, so Coutee and Anthony Miller are listed at wide receiver. Miller is behind Brandin Cooks. Coutee and Miller are expected to primary play in the slot, so either one could get ample work in Houston's three-wide formations.

Aug 11, 2021 4:17 PM EST

Developing chemistry with Taylor

Coutee has emerged as a favored target for quarterback Tyrod Taylor during the first week of training camp, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Coutee was handed an opportunity when the Texans traded Randall Cobb to the Packers, removing one impediment to playing time in the slot. He's taken advantage, but things may change as recent addition Anthony Miller, another receiver with heavy usage in the slot, gets comfortable with the new offense. Thus far in camp, Coutee has received as many snaps with Taylor as Miller has, if not more.

Aug 6, 2021 5:54 AM EST

Competing with Cobb for slot work

Coutee and Randall Cobb are the main candidates for slot snaps in Houston this season, John McClain of The Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Coutee got some perimeter work late last season when Houston's WR group was decimated by injuries, but he's otherwise been a slot specialist throughout his pro career, much like the 30-year-old Cobb. It is possible one of the two could get more playing time on the outside this year, considering Chris Conley and rookie third-round pick Nico Collins look like the best bets for the starting job across from Brandin Cooks. In terms of the slot role, Coutee won't have it easy trying to dispatch Cobb, whose $8.25 million base salary is fully guaranteed. On the other hand, Coutee did have 362 receiving yards over the final five weeks of 2020, and he's only 24 years old as he enters the last season of his rookie contract.

Jul 22, 2021 7:26 AM EST

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