It is Fountain SZN once again in Kansas City!
Just hours after releasing the preseason favorite receive, the Kansas City Chiefs re-signed Daurice Fountain to the team’s practice squad.
The move away from Fountain was a bummer but it made sense. The Chiefs had plenty of receivers on their roster and with injuries to Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Joe Thuney, Kansas City needed some insurance. As such, they shuffled some of their roster pieces, calling up running back Derrick Gore to serve as the third back behind Darrel Williams and Jerick McKinnon. They also elevated tackle Prince Tega Wanogho. Though it appears he will gut out his broken hand, should Joe Thuney have to come out of a game, the Chiefs likely wanted a little more beef up front.
Hopefully Fountain is a guy that can stick around long enough to make an impact on the main roster. However, since he is already behind Marcus Kemp, Demarcus Robinson, Byron Pringle, Mecole Hardman, Josh Gordon and Tyreek Hill, it isn’t likely Fountain will find himself seeing game action any time soon, unless the Chiefs have a rash of wide receiver injuries so horrible I feel like I am giving the team bad luck by even mentioning the possibility.
That said, if Fountain is able to hang around, he could enter training camp next year with a real shot at making an impact as I expect the Chiefs secondary receiving group could look a lot different in 2022.
Congrats to Fountain. Chiefs Kingdom is glad you have you back.