Chiefs re-sign WR Daurice Fountain to practice squad
The Kansas City Chiefs released WR Daurice Fountain from the 53-man roster on Tuesday, but he has already rejoined the team’s practice squad per the NFL’s official personnel notice.
A former fifth-round draft pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 2018, Fountain took an unconventional path to the 53-man roster in Kansas City after pulling out all the stops this offseason. He flashed big-play ability in training camp and finished the preseason with 10 receptions for 118 yards, impressing in each consecutive performance.
He made the initial 53-man roster with the Chiefs and fans expected big things. Unfortunately, making the 53-man roster was the only highlight he managed to put together during the regular season. The 25-year-old receiver was a healthy scratch through Week 5, and he didn’t have an opportunity to see the field and impress during his time on the active roster. With the addition of Josh Gordon, Fountain became expendable given his lack of playtime.
Now, Fountain will continue his progress, but this time joining the 16-man practice squad in Kansas City and working with the scout team. Fountain’s addition rounds out the practice squad, bringing it to a full 16 players for the Chiefs. He joins fellow WRs Gehrig Dieter and Cornell Powell, who have both been on the practice squad for the entire 2021 NFL season.