According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Kansas City Chiefs are releasing wide receiver, Daurice Fountain.
While this news is definitely a bummer, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to Chiefs fans. The team added veteran wide receive Josh Gordon to its practice squad this month and then, to the active roster for the Bills game. Gordon only had one catch and played just handful of snaps but it is clear the Chiefs brought him on because they think he can be a contributor on offense.
The addition of Gordon meant that someone would eventually have to go and it makes sense the Chiefs would cut someone from the wide receiver position.
It is a shame we never really got to see what Fountain could do in a game. He was a standout in training camp and in the preseason for a team that was looking for a reliable number two receiver. Fountain made the back end of the roster, however, and found himself behind Demarcus Robinson, Mecole Hardman, Byron Pringle, and even Marcus Kemp.
Fountain was a great story and definitely showed some ability in the preseason. I wouldn’t be surprised if he catches on with another team.
Once the news broke, Fountain took to Twitter to thank the Chiefs.
Fountain came to Kansas City after a stint with the Indianapolis Colts where he had difficulty staying on the field due to injuries.