The New York Jets are set to welcome in and work out free agent wide receiver Donte Moncrief, according to Manish Mehta.
No Denzel Mims. No Vyncint Smith. No Josh Doctson. While a great majority of New York Jets-involved folks felt as though the wide receiver star power was nonexistent, the depth would be tough to argue heading into August. Without those three previously-mentioned names, however, forget about it; the depth argument evaporates into thin air.
Moncrief, 27, has always served organizations as a reliable weapon. Drafted in the third round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts, Moncrief enjoyed a few solid seasons with Andrew Luck.
In 2015, he went for 733 yards and six scores on 64 grabs (105 total targets). He spent a significant portion of the next two seasons injured (dressing in just 21 games) before heading to the Jacksonville Jaguars. There, he put up 668 yards and three touchdowns on 48 receptions.
The 6-foot-2, 216-pound wideout started the 2019 season in Pittsburgh before he was eventually waived and subsequently claimed by the Carolina Panthers.
Moncrief is a professional wideout who could add stability to a receiving corps in desperate need of veteran leadership and guys who can fill serious voids.
Moncrief will, of course, have to first pass the NFL’s COVID-19-related testing before stepping foot into the facility and ultimately on the practice field.