Steelers sign free agent Donte Moncrief

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free agent wide receiver Donte Moncrief. He signed a two-year deal with the team.

He will attempt to help the Steelers move on from the Antonio Brown era. Brown was traded to the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday for two draft picks.

Former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Donte Moncrief runs after a reception against the Houston Texans
Donte Moncrief runs after a reception against the Houston Texans (Getty Images)

Moncrief signs a two-year deal with the Steelers after signing a one-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was a disappointment in that one season, as he had 48 receptions for 668 yards and three touchdowns.

The Jaguars as a whole were a disappointment overall. The team went 5-11, just one season after reaching the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots.

With a more stable quarterback in Ben Roethlisberger, Moncrief should have better numbers. He could even become the No. 2 receiver for the team behind JuJu Smith-Schuster.

The 25-year-old Raleigh, Mississippi native was a third-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2014 NFL Draft. He spent four seasons with the Colts, before signing with the Jaguars.

This will be his sixth NFL team — and his third franchise overall.

In his career, Moncrief has appeared in 69 games, including 41 starts. He has 200 receptions for 2,543 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also had five carries for 16 yards.

Thirteen of his 21 touchdowns came in back-to-back seasons. He had six touchdowns in 2015 when he had 64 receptions for 733 yards. The following season, he had a career-best seven interceptions on 30 receptions for 307 yards.

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