Moncrief joins the black and gold – Steelers.com

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Moncrief joins the black and gold – Steelers.com

The Steelers added depth at wide receiver, agreeing to terms with unrestricted free agent Donte Moncrief on a two-year contract.

“We are excited to sign Donte Moncrief to a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers,” said General Manager Kevin Colbert. “We feel he is a great addition to our wide receiver group and we look forward to his contributions to our offense in 2019.”

Moncrief played for the Jacksonville Jaguars last season, where he caught 48 passes for 668 yards and three touchdowns while starting 14 of the 16 games he played in.

Moncrief was originally drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the 90th pick overall. He spent four seasons with the Colts, before signing a one-year deal with the Jaguars last year.

While with the Colts he had his best season in 2015, with career highs with 64 receptions for 733 yards. He also added six touchdowns in 2015, and scored a career-high seven touchdowns in 2016. He had 152 receptions for 1,875 yards and 18 touchdowns in four seasons with the Colts.

For his career he has 200 receptions for 2,543 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Moncrief will join a Steelers receiving corps that includes JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington, Ryan Switzer, Eli Rogers, Diontae Spencer and Ka’Raun White. The Steelers traded Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders on March 13 and Justin Hunter and Darrius Heyward-Bey both became unrestricted free agents.

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Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Donte Moncrief (10) during pregame warm-ups against the New York Jets in an NFL game Sunday, September 30, 2018 in Jacksonville, Fla. (Rick Wilson via AP)

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Donte Moncrief (10) runs for yardage after a catch in action against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday December 2, 2018 in Jacksonville. (Damian Strohmeyer via AP)

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Donte Moncrief (10) makes a reception and runs upfield during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. The Jaguars won 6-0. (Perry Knotts via AP)

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Donte Moncrief (10) warms up prior to a game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 16th, 2018 in Jacksonville, Fla. Jaguars defeated the Patriots 31-20. (Logan Bowles via AP)

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Donte Moncrief (10) runs after catching a pass in front of New York Jets cornerback Trumaine Johnson (22) for a 67-yard touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. The Jaguars won 31-12. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Donte Moncrief (10) beats New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) for a 4 yard touchdown catch with 7:46 to play in the first quarter in an NFL game Sunday, September 16, 2018 in Jacksonville, Fl. (Rick Wilson via AP)

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Donte Moncrief (10) warms up before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Donte Moncrief (10) during an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Thursday, Dec. 06, 2018 in Nashville,TN. (Aaron Doster via AP)

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Donte Moncrief (10) catches a pass in front of Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Matthew Adams during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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This is a 2018 photo of Donte Moncrief of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football team. This image reflects the Jacksonville Jaguars active roster as of Wednesday, May 23, 2018 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Donte Moncrief (10) is seen during a game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 16th, 2018 in Jacksonville, Fla. Jaguars defeated the Patriots 31-20. (Logan Bowles via AP)

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