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Panthers claim wide receiver Donte Moncrief

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The Panthers continue to look for ways to bolster their wide receiver corps.

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The Carolina Panthers made an attempt at bolstering their wide receiver corps by claiming Donte Moncrief off waivers.

Moncrief has been a prime breakout candidate every year since his strong 2015 season, but has failed to deliver at every stop. He played in Jacksonville last season but was made expendable by a cast of rising stars in their wide receivers room. He signed on with Pittsburgh in the offseason, but he didn’t fare any better there.

Moncrief appeared in five games for the Steelers this season, catching four of 15 targets (that’s a 26.7% catch rate, read: very bad). One would think that horrendous catch rate was a product of a boom or bust profile, but one would be wrong. Moncrief turned his four catches into a whopping 18 yards.

The news post on Panthers.com points out that Moncrief’s best season came with Jim Hostler as his wide receivers coach. Jim Hostler is currently the Panthers wide receivers coach, so maybe he can coax some good play out of Moncrief.