The former Northern Iowa product missed all of last season after a gruesome training camp injury. But fans shouldn’t forget that he’s in the mix at wide receiver.
Daurice Fountain was a fifth-round pick back in 2018. He has only played one game in his career in the regular season, and it was the last one in 2018. He did play in both playoff games that season, but only played a combined four snaps. Unfortunately, he didn’t perform well in those games either.
In the Kansas City game, he dropped a touchdown pass. That’s not good when it was the only snap he played in that game. He came into training camp in 2019 fighting for a roster spot and his football life. But to everyone’s surprise, he performed extremely well.
Fountain had not only played well enough to make the roster, but he showed he could possibly get some real snaps as a fourth receiver. Then he broke his ankle in a horrific incident at a joint training camp with the Browns in a practice I happened to attend. It was gruesome and it was terribly disappointing for him.
Fountain has worked extremely hard to come back from his injury, and now he is going to be fully healthy for the 2020 season. With only T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell assuring themselves of playing time, the rest of the receiver snaps are up for grabs.
Zach Pascal certainly earned himself some playing time with his production last season. But that leaves Fountain with a golden opportunity to slide into that fourth receiver spot and garner more snaps than he has in his career.
In order to do that, Fountain once again has to perform at a high level in training camp. If he can do that, he might be a contributor for this team this season.