Report: Donte Moncrief agrees to two-year deal with Steelers

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have reached an agreement with wide receiver Donte Moncrief on a two-year deal, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.

Moncrief spent last season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he recorded 48 catches for 668 yards and three touchdowns. He spent the first four seasons of his career with the Indianapolis Colts.

The Steelers will need to find production at receiver to help their offense cover the departure of Antonio Brown. Moncrief will pair with JuJu Smith-Schuster as Pittsburgh looks to keep its offense productive.

The Steelers managed to cover the holdout of Le'Veon Bell in 2018 with a strong season from James Connor. Whether Smith-Schuster, Moncrief, Eli Rogers and the rest of the Steelers remaining options can do the same at receiver in 2019 remains to be seen.

15 responses to “Report: Donte Moncrief agrees to two-year deal with Steelers

  1. Not a bad pickup. He put up respectable numbers with terrible bortles. Now hopefully James Washington can live up to his 2nd round pick..he was a stud in college. If he can produce w montcrief n juju and eli rodgers does like he has in past they will be fine. All the need is the defense to step it up. Nelson was a great add. Need a lb an another edge giy opposite watts. AFC North is gonna be fun this year

  2. Another joke signing by the worst GM in all of organized sports. 4-12 if they’re lucky.

  3. No! Steelers always go the cheap route.
    First they overspend on a CB, now yhey get a WR that’s not going to make the roster.
    Colbert had better hit on his first 4 picks in the 2019 draft or he and Tomlin will be gone.

  4. Just remember, Santonio Holmes was good until the no longer had Ben passing to him, Mike Wallace was good until he no longer had Ben passing to him. How good will AB be when he doesn’t have Ben passing to him? Say what you want but Ben make receivers good!

  5. tylawspick6 says:

    March 14, 2019 at 3:43 am

    Another joke signing by the worst GM in all of organized sports. 4-12 if they’re lucky.

    Steelers have not won less than 5 games in a season in 48 years. Think about that. 48 years.

  6. Steelers have not won less than 5 games in a season in 48 years. Think about that. 48 years.

    I stand corrected. 50 years. And in that time frame they won less than 7 games only 6 times. So in 50 years, the Steelers have won more than 6 games in a season 43 times.

  7. I think Washington’s continued improvement is far more important to the Steelers than this signing. But it is good to get some experience at the wide receiver position across from Ju Ju.

    Moncrief’s averages 12.7 yards per catch for his career. Antonio Brown averages 13.4 yards. We will have to see how good Moncrief is at toe-tapping the sideline because that is where Brown absolutely killed opponents.

    Ben has been lobbying for tall receivers for several years now. He now has Moncrief and tight end Vance Mc Donald both at 6′ 4″.

  8. Moncrief has both size and speed, and averaged almost 14 YPC last season with Bortles and Kessler throwing the ball. He’s averaged 12.7 YPC over his career while catching passes from the likes of not only Bortles and Kessler, but Brissett and Tolzien. It’ll be very interesting to see him playing with a future HOF QB on a very good team?!

  9. That’s a solid pickup for the Steelers. He’s a productive WR and should be even more productive with a good QB. It’s probably a miracle he had that many catches considering Bortles was his QB. Bortles was lucky to throw it in the ocean 50% of the time.

  10. Bit by bit, the facade is Little Overrated Ben will be peeled away when there are no more receivers to bail him out. That the Steelers can only sign players from a 5-11 team tells you that no one who is anyone wants to play in front those obnoxious and unruly fans.

  11. This could be a very good signing if Montcrief and Ben
    can get some sort of chemistry going.
    Donte has had some prior success and Ben is known to sling
    it around, so there will be plenty of opportunities
    to make plays.

  12. That “Little Overrated Ben” you speak of has made even guys like
    Sammie Coates and Jericho Cotchery look like pro-bowlers.
    Ben’s made them money, before they faded away after leaving his side.

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