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Steelers All 91: WR Donte Moncrief



All 91 is a Pittsburgh Steelers Now series profiling each of the 91 members of the Steelers 2019 training camp roster.

11 • Donte Moncrief sixth-year wide receiver

Last year: Signed a one-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars before the 2018 season after spending his first four season with the Indianapolis Colts. Started 14 of 16 games for the Jaguars.

Signed a two-year, $9 million free agent contract with the Steelers this offseason.

Stats: Made 48 catches on 89 targets for 668 yards and a 13.9 yards per catch average. Scored three touchdowns. Was second on the Jaguars in yards and touchdowns.

Returned 30 punts for an 8.4 yards per return average and 30 kickoffs for a 20.2 yards per return average. He was 12th in the league in kickoff return average.

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Camp outlook: Part of a crowded field at wide receiver, Moncrief will enter as the starter opposite JuJu Smith-Schuster and hope to hold off second-year man James Washington and rookie Diontae Johnson at that spot.

Projected role: Washington has better leaping ability and Johnson is twitchier coming out of breaks, but neither has the kind of NFL experience Moncrief brings — neither does Smith-Schuster, for that matter.

If he’s going to lose his grip on that starting job, it’s more likely to happen mid-season than coming out of camp.

Coverage links:

5 Things We Learned from Steelers Off-Season Workouts

Roethlisberger Looking Forward to New Targets in Passing Game

Donte Moncrief Big Part of ‘New Guys’ Vying for Ben Roethlisberger’s Targets

Donte Moncrief has Upside

Steelers Sign WR Donte Moncrief

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