Daurice Fountain

Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver #10
Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver #10

Daurice Fountain News

Joins Bears' practice squad

Chicago signed Fountain to the practice squad Wednesday, per the NFL's official transactions report.

Analysis: Fountain will get a chance to compete for an emergency reserve role with the Bears after having begin the 2022 season on the Chifes' practice squad. In his two appearances with Kansas City this season, Fountain played two offensive snaps and was not targeted.

Oct 27, 2022 7:24 AM EST


Parts ways with Kansas City

Fountain was granted his release from the chiefs' practice squad Monday, Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com reports.

Analysis: Fountain was elevated from the practice squad in Week 1, but he did not play a snap in this win over the Cardinals. The fifth-year wideout has recorded just two receptions for 23 yards in his career and has not been targeted since his 2020 campaign with Indianapolis. According to Derrick, Fountain has attracted interest from teams in need of a veteran receiver, though he'll likely need to work his way up while with a practice squad elsewhere this season.

Oct 24, 2022 2:10 PM EST



Heads back to practice squad

Fountain reverted to the Chiefs' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Fountain ultimately did not play a snap in Sunday's season-opening for Kansas City after being elevated from the team's practice squad Saturday. The 26-year-old, who played 38 total snaps over two contests with the Chiefs last year, is now eligible for two more practice squad elevations moving forward this season.

Sep 12, 2022 3:50 PM EST


Elevated from practice squad

Fountain has been elevated from Kansas City's practice squad ahead of Sunday's season opener against the Cardinals.

Analysis: Fountain gives the Chiefs some added wideout depth in advance of their season opener, however JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Mecole Hardman and Skyy Moore continue to profile as the team's top options at the position ahead of Week 1 action.

Sep 10, 2022 11:29 AM EST


Inks to practice squad

The Chiefs signed Fountain to the practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Fountain appeared in two games with Kansas City last season, though he didn't record a catch. He provides valuable depth in case of emergency as a practice squad player.

Sep 1, 2022 10:38 AM EST



Waived by Chiefs

Fountain was waived by the Chiefs on Tuesday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.

Analysis: Fountain was a surprising cut Tuesday, failing to make the final roster after catching six passes for 87 yards in three games this preseason. The wide receiver is a likely candidate to return the Chiefs' practice squad if he clears waivers.

Aug 30, 2022 10:24 AM EST


Back at practice

Fountain (groin) returned to Chiefs' practice Thursday, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports

Analysis: Fountain was a full participant during Kansas City's practice Thursday after dealing with various injuries over the past week. The 2018 fifth-round pick was elevated for two games from the Chiefs' practice squad this past season, and he'll have to prove his value both as a pass catcher and on special teams this preseason if he wants to secure a role on the team's final 53-man roster.

Aug 11, 2022 5:58 PM EST


Pops up with new injury

Fountain sat out Monday's practice with a groin issue after he previously suffered a finger injury Saturday, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.

Analysis: Fountain underwent an X-ray on his injured finger after Saturday's practice, but this issue was likely minor given that he quickly returned to the field Sunday, according to Charles Goldman of USA Today. The wideout has now missed time with various issues so far throughout training camp, and his health may become the ultimate determining factor for his chances to secure the Chiefs' final roster spot at wide receiver ahead of Justin Watson, Cornell Powell and Corey Coleman.

Aug 8, 2022 2:37 PM EST


Hurts finger in camp

Fountain will undergo an X-ray after he injured his finger during Saturday's practice, Matt McMullen of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Analysis: The severity of Fountain's injury might determine whether or not the 26-year-old makes the Chiefs' roster, as he's caught just two passes for 23 yards since he was drafted in 2018. Meanwhile, Justin Watson, Cornell Powell and Corey Coleman's chances of suiting up on game days will increase as they'll receive more practice reps while Fountain awaits a diagnosis.

Aug 6, 2022 10:40 AM EST


Signs with Chiefs

The Chiefs signed Fountain to a reserve/future contract Wednesday, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.

Analysis: Fountain spent most of the 2021 campaign on Kansas City's practice squad and was elevated to the active roster five times between the regular season and playoffs. However, he wasn't targeted while playing mainly on special teams. The 26-year-old will now remain with the organization heading into the offseason.

Feb 2, 2022 1:58 PM EST


Reverts to practice squad

Fountain was reverted to the Chiefs' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Fountain had been active for the Chiefs' last three games and appeared in a total of five on the season. Primarily contributing on special teams, Fountain never recorded an offensive stat. The 25-year-old will now likely focus on making a bigger impact in 2022, whether with the Chiefs or elsewhere.

Jan 31, 2022 5:39 PM EST


Jumps to active roster

The Chiefs elevated Fountain from the practice squad ahead of Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Bengals, Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com reports

Analysis: For a third consecutive playoff contest, Fountain finds himself on the Chiefs' active roster. In the first two outings versus the Steelers and Bengals, he combined for three snaps on offense and 28 more on special teams. However, Fountain's output was minimal, amounting to one tackle on kick coverage.

Jan 29, 2022 5:32 PM EST


Returns to practice squad

Fountain was reverted to the Chiefs' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Fountain received 10 special-teams snaps in Kansas City's divisional-round win over the Bills on Sunday. It was his fourth appearance with the Chiefs this season. He'll work to earn another shot with the active roster in Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Bengals.

Jan 24, 2022 5:10 PM EST


Elevated for divisional round

The Chiefs elevated Fountain on Saturday ahead of the team's divisional-round matchup against the Bills, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Fountain has been elevated for three games so far this season and appeared on three offensive snaps in last week's wild-card win over the Steelers. He has also played on exactly 18 special-teams snaps in all three games that he's been elevated for this season.

Jan 22, 2022 6:04 PM EST


Sent back to practice squad

Fountain reverted to the Chiefs' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Fountain has been elevated sporadically in the second half of the campaign. He didn't play a major role in Sunday's wild-card round win over the Steelers, but he was on the field for three offensive snaps and 18 specials teams snaps.

Jan 17, 2022 6:27 PM EST


Elevated to active roster

The Chiefs elevated Fountain from their practice squad Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Fountain joined Kansas City's active roster twice during the regular season, but he played primarily on special teams. He'll likely have a similar role during Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Steelers.

Jan 15, 2022 2:22 PM EST


Returns from COVID list

Fountain (illness) was restored to the Chiefs' practice squad from the practice squad COVID-19 list Tuesday, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.

Analysis: Fountain landed on the COVID list last week but is now clear of the health and safety protocols. He's appeared in two games for the Chiefs this season and primarily played special teams.

Dec 28, 2021 7:13 PM EST


Lands on COVID list

Fountain (illness) was placed on the Chiefs' practice squad COVID-19 list Tuesday, per the NFL transaction log.

Analysis: Fountain tested positive for the virus, as all four players who landed on the practice squad COVID -19 lists were the result of a positive test, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports. The 26-year-old has appeared in two games for the Chiefs this season.

Dec 21, 2021 6:26 PM EST


Reverts to practice squad

Fountain has reverted back to the Chief's practice squad Friday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Fountain was elevated to the active roster for Thursday's game against the Chargers, his second time dressing for a contest on the season. He played exclusively on special teams and did not record a stat.

Dec 17, 2021 7:34 PM EST


Elevated for Thursday

Fountain was elevated to the Chiefs' active roster from the practice squad for Thursday's game against the Chargers, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Fountain will provide Kansas City with some receiving depth Thursday while Josh Gordon (undisclosed) is on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Fountain appeared in one game earlier this season and primarily played special teams.

Dec 16, 2021 4:03 PM EST


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