Jets strike deal with free agent receiver Donte Moncrief

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – Distraught at the depth from veteran to wide receiver, the New York Jets have agreed to terms with free agent Donte Moncrief, a league source confirmed on Saturday.

Moncrief, 27, who worked for the Jets last week, must pass COVID-19 protocols before he can start training with them.

The move, first reported by the NFL Network, is another attempt by the Jets to add experience to a young and injured receiving corps. They recently signed Chris Hogan, who already works with starters.

Current starters are Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman, who missed some practice time due to swelling in his knees.

The Jets were counting on second-round pick Denzel Mims to play a starring role, but the Baylor rookie did not make it to training camp due to a hamstring injury.

Moncrief, originally a third-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 2014, was a non-factor last season in stints with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Carolina Panthers. His best season was 2015 with the Colts, when he recorded 64 catches, 733 yards and six touchdowns.