Following four seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, wide receiver Donte Moncrief has agreed in principal to sign with division-rival Jacksonville Jaguars.
Former Colts' WR Donte Moncrief intends to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars, per source. Staying in AFC South.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
The 24-year-old from the University of Mississippi averaged 38 receptions and 469 yards in his career with Indianapolis. His best season came in 2015, when the 6-foot-2 receiver hauled in 64 receptions for over 730 yards. His most recent season with the Colts resulted in 26 receptions on 47 targets with just under 400 yards in 12 games.
Moving to Jacksonville, Moncrief will join a receiving corps that includes recently-re-signed Marquise Lee, Allen Hurns, Dede Westbrook, and Keelan Cole. The Jaguars lost pro-bowl receiver Allen Robinson this morning to the Chicago Bears, who intends to sign a three-year, $42 million contract once free agency begins. There are no current reports on the length or amount of Moncrief’s contract.
Injury concerns and inconsistency were issues over the last two seasons for the wide out, as Moncrief only managed to appear in 21 games over the last two seasons — including 15 starts — after appearing in all 16 games in 2015 with 10 starts. While it has been hinted that the Colts and Moncrief would be going their separate ways, this leaves Indianapolis with T.Y. Hilton and Chester Rogers as the only receivers on the roster with meaningful NFL experience.
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