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In Sunday's win over the Oakland Raiders, the Houston Texans passing game featured many of the familiar faces in the offense. One of the players missing the game plan was wide receiver Keke Coutee. 

Coutee did not get a single offensive snap during the game, while wide receiver DeAndre Carter received all of the snaps at the slot position. Carter had one reception for 46 yards to set the offense up in the red zone. 

Head coach Bill O'Brien discussed the absence of Coutee from the Texans offense. 

"I think just in the game plan," O'Brien said of the absence of Coutee. "I think to be honest with you, probably should, probably had chances to get him in there a little bit more."

Coutee has been leaned on in the offense and to this point, has 13 receptions for 154 yards. 

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O'Brien continued, "But the way that the game was going and talking about the limited possessions that we had, we just didn't get him into the game, and I think probably could have done a better job of that. There really wasn't any reason other than me doing a better job of getting him in the game."

With the NFL trade deadline approaching, there are rumblings that Coutee is part of trade discussions. The Texans holding out Coutee is more than just a game plan decision. They are looking for the right deal that would fit the roster's needs before parting ways with Coutee. 

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