The Kansas City Chiefs have given wide receiver Daurice Fountain the release that he asked for from the team.
As it turns out, winning isn’t everything. For Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Daurice Fountain, there’s also the legitimate longing for playing time, something he’s not been getting at present as a part of the franchise’s practice squad. Perhaps that’s why he asked for, and received, his release from the roster on Monday..
Chiefs reporter Matt Derrick posted on Monday afternoon that Fountain had been released by the team with the knowledge that “several” teams are in the mix for his services.
The Chiefs have a deep stable of wide receivers at the present moment, making it difficult for Fountain to have a real opportunity at any meaningful reps, barring injury. Heading into the bye week, the Chiefs have Skyy Moore, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Mecole Hardman, and Justin Watson as their primary receivers.
Marcus Kemp was just promoted for his special teams prowess on Sunday and it’s possible that Fountain could have earned the same, but the Chiefs have other options there as well. Even that role will not come with any real offensive impact, which likely leaves Fountain in the same scenario. Plus, when tight end Blake Bell comes back from hip injury, there are even fewer roster spots to go around.
Fountain first joined the Chiefs in 2021 and earned a spot on the team after a strong preseason showing. He was active for two games last year but failed to earn any targets.