The Indianapolis Colts will have another wide receiver back for the 2020 season as wide receiver Daurice Fountain has signed his tender. The team made the official announcement on their website.
Fountain was expected to have a role with the Colts in 2019 before suffering an ankle injury that required season-ending surgery. He as considered as being one the team’s top performers in training camp before the injury.
“We’ll give him all the support that we can and (that) he needs,” Reich said, via the team’s official website. “We expect a full and complete recovery.”
By losing Fountain for the entirety of the 2019 season, the Colts had entered the 2019 season with already depleted depth that continued to worsen as the year progressed. To make matters worse, the team lost Devin Funchess for all but a part of the first game of the season, too.
In addition to the receivers that suffered major injuries, it seemed as if almost all of the Colts’ receivers missed time at some point due to injury. For reference, only Zach Pascal appeared in all 16 games while T.Y. Hilton (10), Parris Campbell (7), Chester Rogers (12), and Dontrelle Inman (3)
There should be plenty of opportunity for Fountain to compete in training camp to earn a role with the Colts in 2020. Aside from T.Y. Hilton, the rest of the depth chart appears to be up for grabs between Pascal, Campbell, and any wide receivers taken in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Colts initially selected Daurice Fountain with the 159th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He has actually appeared in more playoff games (2) than regular season contests (1) so far in his career.
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