Chiefs wide receiver Daurice Fountain carries the ball as he is pursued by Cardinals defensive back Jace Whittaker during the third quarter of the preseason game against the Chiefs at State Farm Stadium in Glendale on August 20, 2021.
Byron Pringle caught two passes against the 49ers, including one in the end zone. He was the only pass-catcher to score in the end zone in that game for the Chiefs. Against the Cardinals, Pringle was the team’s top pass-catcher with four catches for 63 yards
This isn’t Pringle’s first impressive preseason. After going undrafted in 2018, the former Kansas State product got a lot of attention in 2018 both on offense and special teams, but suffered a season-ending injury in the final preseason game.
Since then, Pringle has stayed on the team while contributing to the offense and special teams. He earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors in Week 7 of last year after a 102-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against the Broncos.
With Sammy Watkins no longer on the team, Pringle knows this is his best opportunity to prove that he deserves to be used more on offense.
Daurice Fountain has been Kansas City’s most active receiver so far this preseason. In Week 1, Fountain had four receptions for 38 yards. Fountain improved on those numbers in Week 2 after he caught three more passes for 54 yards.
In Fountain’s three years with the Indianapolis Colts, he appeared in six games and caught just two passes, both of them coming in 2020. With his 92 yards in two preseason games, Fountain is proving he can be a player that could contribute to this offense.
If Fountain can carry over his preseason success against the Vikings, he has a very good chance at making the 53-man roster.