Fountain reverted to the Colts' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Analysis: Fountain fielded 10 of 68 offensive snaps for Indianapolis during a 24-10 loss to the Ravens on Sunday, but he was unable to add to his season total of two receptions and 23 receiving yards. The Northern Iowa product has been held without a catch in four of his five appearances this season, while fielding an average of 12.8 offensive snaps per contest.
Nov 9, 2020 6:15 PM EST
Fountain was elevated to the Colts' active roster Saturday,
Analysis: Fountain was just signed to the Colts' practice squad earlier in the week. He will now be active as a depth receiver in Sunday's matchup with the Ravens. However, T.Y. Hilton (groin) is doubtful and Marcus Johnson (knee) is questionable, so he could potentially be in line for some snaps.
Nov 7, 2020 12:53 PM EST
The Colts signed Fountain to the practice squad Tuesday.
Analysis: The Colts waived Fountain last Saturday, but the third-year receiver cleared waivers and will sign with the practice squad. The 24-year-old has suited up in four games with the Colts this season and caught two of three targets for 23 yards. Fountain's a candidate to be elevated to the active roster this week depending on how T.Y. Hilton (groin) and Ashton Dulin (knee) progress in their respective recoveries.
Nov 3, 2020 3:24 PM EST
Fountain was waived by the Colts on Saturday.
Analysis: Fountain played 49 offensive snaps over the course of Weeks 2 through 4, essentially acting as a depth option at wideout. There's a chance he could return to the team's practice squad if he passes through waivers.
Oct 31, 2020 8:27 AM EST
Fountain (coach's decision) is inactive Week 6 against the Bengals.
Analysis: Despite opportunity knocking in Indy due to multiple injuries at the wide receiver position, Fountain has been unable to capitalize. He saw the field for a total of 49 snaps from Weeks 2 through 4, but has now been a healthy scratch in back-to-back weeks. It appears the likes of Marcus Johnson, Ashton Dulin and DeMichael Harris have leapfrogged Fountain in the race for the No. 3 WR spot.
Oct 18, 2020 9:12 AM EST
Fountain had just one target and did not have a reception in Sunday's win at Chicago. He played on 15 of the offense's 72 snaps.
Analysis: Meanwhile, Marcus Johnson played on 34 snaps and essentially overtook Fountain and Ashton Dulin as the No. 3 receiver even though he was just recently added to the active roster. Johnson had just one target, however, as it looks like the Colts will utilize tight ends in the passing game more than third and fourth receivers after injuries to Michael Pittman and Parris Campbell.
Oct 5, 2020 3:22 PM EST
Fountain had two receptions for 23 yards on two targets in Sunday's win over the Jets.
Analysis: Fountain played 19 snaps on offense, which were more than Ashton Dulin (12 snaps) as he was pressed into duty with Michael Pittman suffering a leg injury during the game. With Pittman out after surgery, Fountain could emerge as the third receiver and get a significant playing time this week against the Bears. However, it's not clear who will emerge as the No. 3 receiver among Fountain, Ashton Dulin and rookie Dezmon Patmon. It's also possible the Colts could utilize more two-TE sets with Mo Alie-Cox becomes a major factor in the passing game.
Sep 28, 2020 3:10 PM EST
The Colts promoted Fountain from the practice squad to the active roster Wednesday.
Analysis: Fountain's elevation to the 53-man roster coincides with Marlon Mack (Achilles) being placed on IR. The 2018 fifth-round pick has battled injuries in his career, but he'll now have another depth opportunity.
Sep 16, 2020 9:20 AM EST
Fountain was waived by the Colts on Saturday, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: The 2018 fifth-rounder never could get healthy enough to compete for a depth role, fracturing his ankle last season when it appeared he could potentially make the team's initial 53-man roster. The Colts did offer Fountain an exclusive rights tender this past offseason so it's obvious they value his services at least somewhat. Don't be surprised to see Fountain return to the Colts' practice squad should he pass through waivers.
Sep 5, 2020 10:08 AM EST
Fountain (ankle) is fully healthy and has resumed practicing daily, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Fountain toughed through a particularly difficult rehab process, per Holder, and he required three surgeries before his ankle could fully heal. The 2018 fifth-round pick now stands to spend camp working for a reserve role in Indianapolis' relatively deep receiver corps, so Marcus Johnson (undisclosed), Dezmon Patmon and Ashton Dulin will serve as his primary competition.
Aug 26, 2020 4:33 PM EST
The Colts have elected to extend a contract tender to Fountain (ankle), which ensures that the exclusive rights free agent will remain with the team, Joel Erickson of the Indianapolis Star reports.
Analysis: The 2018 fifth-rounder is bouncing back from a dislocated and fractured left ankle that he suffered this past August, with his recovery having progressed to the point that he recently resumed running routes. Fountain will now look to re-prove his health in the coming coming months with an eye toward carving out a meaningful role in Indy's passing game this coming season.
Mar 16, 2020 7:49 AM EST
Fountain (ankle) returned to the practice field Monday, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Fountain was placed on injured reserve in August after undergoing surgery to repair a dislocated and fractured left ankle, so he didn't play at all during the season. His return to the field already likely means he'll be ready for training camp and to battle for a roster spot.
Feb 10, 2020 10:25 AM EST
Fountain (ankle) has been placed on IR.
Analysis: The move was expected after Fountain suffered a dislocated and fractured left ankle last week. The 2018 fifth-rounder will now focus on recovering from his injury, with an eye toward making a run at a roster spot next season.
Aug 19, 2019 12:15 PM EST
Fountain (ankle) was released from the hospital Friday and will undergo surgery.
Analysis: Fountain suffered a serious ankle injury during the team's final training camp practice Thursday, and while it remains unclear how long the second-year wideout is going to be sidelined, the fact that he has to undergo surgery is certainly not a good sign. The Colts should have an update on his timetable following the procedure.
Aug 16, 2019 10:25 AM EST
Fountain sustained a dislocated and fractured left ankle at Thursday's joint practice with the Browns, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: After putting together an impressive training camp and preseason Week 1 performance, Fountain went down during team drills and was in obvious pain. Considering the nature of the injury, he seems destined for injured reserve and may stay there for the entirety of his second campaign.
Aug 15, 2019 2:43 PM EST
Fountain suffered an apparent leg injury during Thursday's practice, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Per the report, Fountain appeared to be in serious pain, so at first glance this has the look of an injury that could sideline the 2018 fifth-rounder for an extended period of time.
Aug 15, 2019 2:03 PM EST
Fountain had five receptions on seven targets for 63 yards in Thursday's preseason loss at Buffalo.
Analysis: Fountain didn't play until the second half, but had a strong showing. After spending most of last season on the practice squad and playing one game, he's battling for a final roster spot amid a deep receiving corps.
Aug 8, 2019 9:13 PM EST
Fountain passed a physical Wednesday and was placed back on Indianapolis' active roster, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
Analysis: Fountain spent two days on the Colts' NFI list after rolling his ankle a few weeks back. The 23-year-old appeared in one game with Indianapolis last season but was unable to register any statistics.
Jul 25, 2019 5:19 PM EST
Fountain is day-to-day with an ankle injury, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Analysis: Fountain currently resides on the Non-Football Injury list, but his injury doesn't sound serious. As a rookie Fountain suited up for only one game, playing a total of three offensive snaps without a target in addition to three snaps on special teams. When healthy, he'll compete with Zach Pascal and Deon Cain (knee) for a depth role.
Jul 24, 2019 9:34 AM EST
Fountain (undisclosed) was placed on the non-football injury list Monday, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Analysis: Fountain only appeared in one contest for the Colts last season, taking a total of three offensive snaps. The wideout will be eligible to be activated at any point during the preseason but will have to sit out at least the first six weeks of the regular season should he remain on the list.
Jul 22, 2019 8:01 PM EST
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