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While he doesn’t fill the void left by the departure of Antonio Brown, wide receiver Donte Moncrief could be a solid addition for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Replacing a talent that amassed an NFL-record six consecutive seasons with 100 or more catches doesn’t figure to be easy. And while it’s obvious that the Pittsburgh Steelers have a big hole to fill with the trade of wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders, the franchise is once again going about its business by adding a veteran player that fits their needs in many ways.
A former third-round draft choice of the Indianapolis Colts in 2014, Donte Moncrief spent four seasons catching his share of passes from quarterback Andrew Luck. His career totals with the Colts read as 152 receptions for 1,875 yards (12.3 average) and 18 scores in 53 regular-season outings with the club. This past season, the former Ole Miss standout was with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He finished third on the team with 48 catches but was second with 668 receiving yards, to go along with three scores.
Moncrief joins a wide receiving corps that still includes Juju Smith-Schuster, Ryan Switzer, Eli Rogers and 2018 second-round pick James Washington.
While financial terms were not available at the moment, ESPN’s Adam Schefter studies that the five-year professional has agreed to a two-year cope with the Steelers.
As typical, common supervisor Kevin Colbert and the group doesn’t have numerous cap room at their disposal. However Moncrief may show to be a sneaky-good addition to a Pittsburgh offense that ought to attempt for just a little extra stability in 2019. The five-year professional has reached the top zone 21 occasions amongst his 200 profession regular-season receptions. Whereas he doesn’t determine to be a high-volume pass-catcher, he offers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger a confirmed and dependable possibility.
It is going to be fascinating to see if the crew is completed relating to including veterans receivers to their roster. The likes of Golden Tate, Randall Cobb and Michael Crabtree are all nonetheless out there however might not come low cost. This might show to be a really unspectacular however efficient addition for Mike Tomlin’s crew.
The Steelers have loads to do relating to changing a seven-time Professional Bowler like Antonio Brown. Moncrief is a step in the precise course and consider the membership has 10 alternatives on this 12 months’s draft.