Fountain (ankle) does not have an injury designation for Saturday's game against the Texans.
Fountain was limited in practice Tuesday and Wednesday before logging a full participation Thursday, and he's on track to suit up for the Colts' playoff opener. The rookie fifth-round pick is likely to take most of his snaps on special teams, but he could see limited offensive usage with T.Y. Hilton (ankle), Dontrelle Inman (shoulder/finger), Zach Pascal (knee), and Ryan Grant (toe) all nursing injuries.
Fountain (ankle) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Andrew Walker of the team's official site reports.
It's a step in the right direction for Fountain, who was unavailable for last week's regular-season finale. Even if Fountain can suit up for Saturday's contest, the rookie projects to be most serviceable on special teams.
Fountain (ankle) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
Fountain will miss his fifth straight game due to a lingering ankle injury. If the rookie fifth-round pick is able to get healthy and the Colts are able to extend their season with a win over the Titans, Fountain could see a limited offensive role during the playoffs.
The Colts promoted Fountain from their practice squad Friday.
A fifth-round pick of the Colts back in April, Fountain was unable to make enough of an impression in training camp and thep preseason to earn a roster spot. Indianapolis had kept him in the fold as a member of the practice squad, and he'll now get the opportunity to potentially play Sunday against the Texans due to the banged-up state of the Colts' wideout corps. Dontrelle Inman (shoulder) has already been ruled out for the contest and T.Y. Hilton (shoulder) is listed as questionable for the contest. An absence from Hilton on Sunday would almost surely keep Fountain off the inactive list, though it's unlikely the rookie would hold a significant role on offense if he suits up.
Fountain was waived by the Colts on Saturday, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.
It's a bit surprising to see the Colts parting ways with a rookie fifth-round pick at an obvious position of weakness. The team did acquire Marcus Johnson in a trade Saturday with Seattle, providing some semblance of depth behind the top trio of T.Y. Hilton, Ryan Grant and Chester Rogers. Indianapolis likely will place Fountain on the practice squad if he makes it through waivers unclaimed.
Fountain secured three of four targets for 32 yards during Thursday's preseason finale against the Bengals.
The vast majority of Fountain's production came on a 31-yard catch along the right sideline on a pass from Phillip Walker. Still, the fifth-round rookie had himself a nice overall game Thursday, and he looks to have a very good chance of surviving final roster cuts this weekend. Should he indeed make the roster and proceed to impress in the regular season, it isn't out of the realm of possibility for Fountain to become a fantasy-relevant name within an unsettled Colts receiving corps.
Fountain (knee) returned to practice Saturday, Jake Arthur of Colts.com reports.
Fountain missed several practices along with the Colts' preseason opener due to a minor bursae injury in his knee, but the rookie wideout was able to return Saturday. The 2018 fifth-rounder could see additional opportunities to move up the depth chart throughout training camp after fellow rookie receiver Deon Cain tore his ACL during Thursday's win in Seattle.
Fountain missed Thursday's preseason win at Seattle due to a knee injury, ESPN 1070 am Indianapolis reports.
The rookie fifth-round pick is battling for a reserve wide receiver role, so any missed time in the preseason could hurt his chances to stick on the roster.
Fountain (undisclosed) didn't participate in Friday's practice, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
The rookie fifth-round pick is expected to develop into a deep threat for the Colts. He's coming off a breakout season at The University of Northern Iowa, hauling in 66 passes for 943 yards and 12 touchdowns -- he had just 11 touchdowns in the previous three seasons combined. The nature of Fountain's injury is unclear, however, so his status for Thursday's preseason opener against the Seahawks remains to be seen.