Keke Coutee could be close to returning, after missing the last two games with a hamstring injury.
"I think Keke is trending upwards," head coach Bill O'Brien said Monday. "I think Keke's headed in the right direction."
Following the Texans bye week, the rookie from Texas Tech was on practice field with the team on Monday. When asked if he could return for Sunday's game at Washington, Coutee was optimistic and said it was "a high possibility."
Coutee's hamstring issues began in training camp, causing him to miss the first three games of the season. Until this year, the Lufkin native said he has never missed significant time with an injury playing football at any level.
"It's just something I want to be 100 percent, just to not have another setback like I've had this season," Coutee said. "So I just want to be 100 percent before I go back."
In Week 4 at Indianapolis, Coutee set franchise records for most receptions (11) and receiving yards (109) in his NFL debut. His 11 receptions were the most by a rookie receiver in his NFL debut since the NFL/AFL merger.
Coutee has caught 21 passes for 196 yards and one touchdown through four games this season.
The (6-3) Texans will travel to Washington in Week 11. Kickoff is set for 12 noon CT on CBS and SportsRadio 610.
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