Report: Patriots signing Moncrief to 53-man roster


Donte Moncrief reportedly has earned a promotion to the New England Patriots' active roster.

The wide receiver was signed off the practice squad and added to the 53-man roster on Saturday, per NESN's Doug Kyed. Moncrief played in the Patriots' last two games as a temporary p-squad call-up.

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Moncrief has tallied 205 receptions for 2,576 yards with 21 touchdowns during his seven seasons in the NFL. Before joining the Patriots, the 27-year-old had stints with the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and New York Jets. 

Moncrief will join a wide receiver depth chart that currently consists of Jakobi Meyers, N'Keal Harry, Damiere Byrd, Gunner Olszewski and Isaiah Ford.

The Patriots have one open spot left on their 53-man roster ahead of Sunday's game vs. the Los Angeles Chargers, which is set for a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff.