Steelers To Sign Donte Moncrief

The Steelers are beginning the process of replacing Antonio Brown. Pittsburgh has agreed to terms with wide receiver Donte Moncreif, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link).

Schefter reports that it’ll be a two-year deal for Moncrief, although we don’t have the terms yet. The Steelers pursued fellow receiver Tyrell Williams, but didn’t end up winning that bidding war, so they settled for Moncrief. JuJu Smith-Schuster will slide in as the team’s new number one receiver after the Brown trade, but Pittsburgh has been looking for ways to fill out the corp around him.

Moncrief comes to the Steelers from Jacksonville after spending last year with the Jaguars. He had spent the first four years of his career with the Colts. The Jets were apparently interested in signing Moncrief, so the Steelers weren’t alone in their pursuit. Last year, Moncrief reeled in 48 passes for 668 yards and three touchdowns.

It wasn’t a terrible season, but wasn’t his most productive either. In 2016 he caught seven touchdowns in just nine games and the year before that had 733 yards and six touchdowns. His one year deal with the Jaguars last cycle had a base salary of $7MM, and it’ll be interesting to see what the 2014 third round pick landed here.

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6 comments on “Steelers To Sign Donte Moncrief

  1. connfyoozed

    Moncrief’s best production has come when he’s had good QBs (Luck, Brissett) throwing to him. For much of his career he’s had below average QBs throwing to him, and the numbers reflect it. The Steelers still need to draft a WR and hopefully they didn’t overpay for Donte, but overall this looks like the second very solid under the radar signing the Steelers have made (Steven Nelson).

      • srs0203

        Haha I got to that part and said the same thing. You know…Good quarterbacks like Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Andrew Luck, Jacoby Brissett.

  2. steelerbravenation

    Like the signing hope now WR is not such a pressing need in the draft Colbert can wait til the middle rounds where he has hit home runs time & time again.
    Want a MLB in the 1st then a pass rusher in the 2nd.

    • jkoms57

      Ugh. Awful signing.

      Still need to draft a wr 1st round now.

      As far as LB there’s none in the draft and none available…

      Who’s gonna hit the gong when they sign Manti Te’o ?

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