Coutee has dealt with strained hamstrings in both legs. He has missed the past two games since injuring his left leg against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The fourth-round draft pick from Texas Tech is improving and practiced on a limited basis last week, but doesn't plan to return until his leg is fully recovered to avoid a setback.
Coutee was quoted in the story as saying he won't be back until he's 100-percent. He added he's taking it day-by-day and he's a little better each day. The Texans have a bye in Week 10.