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Top Donte Moncrief News

  • Donte Moncrief: Released by Texans

    Moncrief was released by the Texans with a non-football injury designation Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Moncrief was signed by the team in March and was expected to compete for a roster spot in training camp. However, the acquisition of Anthony Miller may have been enough to convince the team to cut Moncrief loose, even given reports that Randall Cobb could also be off the roster soon following a trade with Green Bay.

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  • Texans' Donte Moncrief: Houston bound

    Moncrief is signing a one-year contract with the Texans, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Moncrief hasn't been relevant for fantasy purposes since putting up fringe flex-worthy numbers back in 2018 with Jacksonville. With the Patriots last season he mostly worked on special teams and will likely have to compete to earn a spot on the Texans' roster this season.

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  • Patriots' Donte Moncrief: Works mostly on special teams

    Moncrief logged 13 snaps -- all on special teams -- Sunday in the Patriots' 28-14 win over the Jets.

    Despite the Patriots' dearth of promising options at receiver, Moncrief never garnered much of a look on offense. Over his six appearances, Moncrief recorded one reception for 15 yards on two targets and carried once for four yards. Moncrief flashed some ability as a kick returner with 165 yards on seven returns, but he may not have made enough of an impression to earn a spot with the Patriots heading into 2021.

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  • Patriots' Donte Moncrief: Gearing up Sunday

    Moncrief (thigh) is active for Sunday's game versus the Jets.

    Moncrief didn't play an offensive snap in last week's loss to the Bills. He could handle a similar role in Week 17, but he'll still serve as the team's primary kick returner.

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  • Patriots' Donte Moncrief: Listed as questionable for Week 17

    Moncrief (thigh) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets after practicing in a limited capacity Friday.

    Moncrief's thigh issue dates back to New England's Week 14 Thursday night loss to the Rams. He was held out the subsequent game against Miami but proved capable of returning to the lineup for Monday night's 38-9 blowout loss to Buffalo, collecting 74 yards on four kickoff returns during the contest. Kyle Dugger and J.J. Taylor would be slated for increased opportunities on returns were Moncrief to miss the season finale.

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  • Patriots' Donte Moncrief: Limited at practice

    Moncrief (thigh) was a partial participant at Wednesday's practice, Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston reports.

    Moncrief has been dealing with a thigh issue for a few weeks. The injury held him out of the Patriots Week 15 game, but he ultimately played through it in last week's loss to the Bills. His status will once again need to be watched as the week progresses.

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  • Patriots' Donte Moncrief: Returns four kicks

    Moncrief logged 17 special team's snaps in Monday night's 38-9 loss to the Bills.

    In the process, Moncrief, who didn't see any snaps on offense Monday, returned four kicks for 74 yards. As the team's Week 17 season finale against the Jets approaches, Moncrief remains well off the fantasy radar.

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  • Patriots' Donte Moncrief: Active for Monday night

    Moncrief (thigh) is listed as active for Monday night's game against the Bills.

    Moncrief was unable to suit up last Sunday against the Dolphins after garnering 22 combined offensive snaps between Week 13 and 14 appearances against the Chargers and Rams. Having pushed through after being held to limited practice participation throughout the week, Moncrief is expected to remain a depth option for New England's offense on Monday night. He has generated only two offensive touches over four 2020 appearances.

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  • Patriots' Donte Moncrief: Listed as questionable

    Moncrief (thigh) is questionable for Monday's game versus the Bills, Doug Kyed of reports.

    Moncrief logged a trio of limited practices. That doesn't necessarily put him on the right track for Week 16, as he followed the same practice regimen last week before ultimately sitting out against the Dolphins. His status shouldn't affect the offensive dynamic much, while Kyle Dugger should return kicks if Moncrief is unavailable.

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  • Patriots' Donte Moncrief: Limited Thursday

    Moncrief (thigh) was limited at practice Thursday, Mike Reiss of reports.

    Moncrief logged limited practices all last week before he was ultimately ruled out, so it would bode well for his status for Monday's clash versus Buffalo if he is able to participate in full Friday or Saturday. If he ultimately sits out, the most significant impact will be on special teams, as Moncrief has notched only one catch on offense this season.

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  • Patriots' Donte Moncrief: Downgraded to out

    The Patriots have ruled out Moncrief (thigh) for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

    Moncrief's absence will be a marginable blow to New England's depth, but he wasn't expected to have a notable role on offense. Jakobi Meyers, Damiere Byrd and N'Keal Harry will continue to serve as the Patriots' starting trio, but Kyle Dugger could stand to take over on kick returns.

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  • Patriots' Donte Moncrief: Carries questionable tag

    Moncrief (thigh) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Dolphins.

    Moncrief practiced in a limited capacity all week. Since the Patriots' top three wide receivers -- Jakobi Meyers, Damiere Byrd and N'Keal Harry -- are all healthy, the offensive dynamic wouldn't change if Moncrief is ultimately inactive. However, Kyle Dugger likely would take over kick-return duties.

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  • Patriots' Donte Moncrief: Logs limited practice

    Moncrief (thigh) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Mike Reiss of reports.

    Moncrief was forced out of last Thursday's loss to the Rams due to his thigh issue, but it's at least somewhat encouraging to see him handling limited reps. If healthy, he stands to handle a depth role during Sunday's divisional matchup against the Dolphins.

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  • Patriots' Donte Moncrief: Leaves with thigh injury

    Moncrief suffered a thigh injury during Thursday's game against the Rams.

    Moncrief wasn't targeted before exiting the game. He's made most of his impact this season as a kick returner. For the time being, either Kyle Dugger or Gunner Olszewski will field kicks.

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  • Patriots' Donte Moncrief: Totals four yards

    Moncrief had one carry for four yards during Sunday's 45-0 win over the Chargers.

    The 27-year-old wasn't targeted as the Patriots attempted only 22 passes for 130 yards in the lopsided victory. Moncrief played 15 offensive snaps, tripling his snap total from his first two appearances with the team.

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  • Patriots' Donte Moncrief: Signs contract with active roster

    Moncrief was signed to the 53-man active roster Saturday, Mike Reiss of reports.

    It's not surprising to see Moncrief officially join the active roster, but it is telling he leap-frogged Isaiah Ford, whom the Patriots gave up draft compensation for, to earn one of the final spots on the team's wide receiver corps. Moncrief has hardly played much offensively in his two games with the team, but a 53-yard kick return last week likely made him a valuable commodity from a special teams perspective.

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  • Donte Moncrief: Heads back to practice squad

    Moncrief reverted to New England's practice squad Monday after going untargeted on one offensive snap and returning two kickoffs for 75 yards during Sunday's 20-17 win against Arizona, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.

    Moncrief brought back his second kick-return attempt of the day for 53 yards, but he otherwise made little noise in his second game as a Patriot. With a splash play on special teams Sunday, the 27-year-old may get another shot Week 13 when 5-6 New England travels to take on the Chargers.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Raleigh, MS
Age: 30
School: Ole Miss
Experience: 8