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Is Keke Coutee close to returning?

Keke Coutee could be close to returning for the Texans after missing the first three games with a hamstring injury.

“Oh yeah, I’m very close,” Coutee said Monday. “We’ll see how this week goes and we’ll see how Sunday goes.”

On Wednesday, head coach Bill O’Brien said he also felt the rookie wide receiver from Texas Tech was close to making his NFL debut.

Like last week, Coutee remains limited in practice, though he admits his leg feels "way better." Coutee’s addition to the offense would be a boost to the tandem of DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller V, especially with Bruce Ellington now on injured reserve.

“He’s been out there practicing with us,” wide receivers coach John Perry said. “I’m really excited for Keke and his opportunity as this week progresses and everything like that. If he continues to do the things he’s doing, it’ll be an exciting time for him. That’s important as he’s starting to get ready for his first NFL experience and everything like that. I’m really excited for him.”

The Texans will travel to Lucas Oil Stadium to face the Colts in their Week 4 matchup. Sunday’s kickoff is set for 12 noon CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.

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