The Jets’ already thin group at wide receiver has been hit with injury in training camp. Rookie Denzel Mims has missed several practices with a hamstring injury, while Vyncint Smith is out one to two months with a core injury.
The team has already signed veteran Chris Hogan to try and help. That might not be the last move, however. Other free agent receivers have been working out with the team.
Former Colts third round pick Donte Moncrief is among them.
The Jets continue to explore options to help a banged-up wide receiver corps. The Daily News has learned that Gang Green will put veteran free agent Donte Moncrief through a COVID-19 screening with the hope of working him out, @MMehtaNYDN writes.https://t.co/yaLmCikBxZ— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) August 19, 2020
Moncrief started his 2019 season with the Steelers but was waived after some really bad performances. The Panthers claimed him. Originally a member of the Colts, he never lived up to his third round potential.
Jets fans may remember him for burning Trumaine Johnson for a 67 yard touchdown as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018.
The Jets are also working out former Bears wide receiver Kevin White.
Back in 2015 White was a possible Draft target of the Jets in the first round. The Jets picked Leonard Williams instead. Much like the wide receiver the Jets drafted in the second round that year, Devin Smith, White’s career never got off the ground due to injuries. He has only played 18 games in five years. He spent training camp last year with the Cardinals.