FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Hurting for veteran depth at wide receiver, the New York Jets have agreed to terms with free agent Donte Moncrief, a league source confirmed Saturday.
Moncrief, 27, who worked out last week for the Jets, must pass the COVID-19 protocols before he can start practicing with them.
The move, first reported by the NFL Network, is another attempt by the Jets to add experience to a young and injury-plagued receiving corps. They recently signed Chris Hogan, who already is working with the starters.
The Jets were counting on second-round pick Denzel Mims to play a prominent role, but the rookie from Baylor hasn’t participated in training camp due to a hamstring injury.
Moncrief, originally a third-round pick of the Indianapolis Colts in 2014, was a non-factor last season in stints with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers. His best season was 2015 with the Colts, when he recorded 64 catches, 733 yards and six touchdowns.