Fountain reverted to the Colts' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log. 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.
Fountain was elevated to the Colts' active roster Saturday, 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 Fountain could potentially be in line for some snaps.
Fountain was waived by the Colts on Saturday. 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.
Fountain (coach's decision) is inactive Week 6 against the Bengals. 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.
Fountain had two receptions for 23 yards on two targets in Sunday's 36-7 win over the Jets. 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 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 becoming a major factor in the passing game.
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