Jets To Audition WR Donte Moncrief

Donte Moncrief continues to draw interest during training camp. After the 49ers brought him in last week, the Jets are hosting the veteran wideout, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News notes.

The Jets will put the seventh-year receiver through a workout. Moncrief, who just turned 27, is coming off a down season — spent with the Steelers and Panthers. But the 6-foot-4 target has shown intermittent promise in the past and has drawn interest since becoming a free agent in 2018.

While Moncrief was a major disappointment in Pittsburgh, being buried on the Steelers’ depth chart after a drop-filled September, he produced a 48-catch, 668-yard season with Jacksonville in 2018. His best years came when Andrew Luck operated as the Colts’ quarterback. The former third-round pick totaled 13 touchdown receptions between the 2015-16 seasons. He posted a career-high 733 yards for the ’15 Colts but has experienced an inconsistent career.

Already housing a thin receiving corps, the Jets are currently down Denzel Mims. The second-round rookie is dealing with a hamstring injury. Mims, Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman are in line to work as Gang Green’s primary receivers.

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