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New York Jets to work out wide receiver Donte Moncrief (Report)

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 08: Donte Moncrief #11 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on during the game between the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on September 08, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
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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.

Enter Chris Hogan, who was officially signed Wednesday, per the Jets official website. Running back Kenneth Dixon was waived to make room. Perhaps another reinforcement is on the way.

According to the New York Daily News‘ Manish Mehta, Joe Douglas and the Jets are set to work out veteran free agent wide receiver Donte Moncrief.

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.

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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.

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3 years ago

Rex Hogan Guy , comfort level for both sides. Size / speed guy, opportunity here, if he can block could be a better alternative than DT