49ers Re-Sign WR Jeremy Kerley

Jeremy Kerley will not be exploring free agency next week. The 49ers and the wide receiver have agreed to a three-year, $10.5MM deal, according to Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Jeremy Kerley (vertical)

Kerley came to the 49ers in an August trade with the Lions. He went on to have a career-high 64 receptions in his first season with San Francisco. Teams didn’t think much of Kerley at that point in his career, but the Niners traded for him with a specific role in mind. He flourished with the additional workload and he is now being rewarded for that.

The 28-year-old first made a name for himself when he had 56 catches and 827 yards for the Jets in 2012. From there, however, his role slowly diminished until he was released midway through his four-year extension.

The 49ers will hope for similar production out of Kerley while getting more from Torrey Smith. The Niners can also be expected to explore adding an impact receiver or two.

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6 comments on “49ers Re-Sign WR Jeremy Kerley

  1. Thronson5

    I love this move. He is a good slot receiver. Now I hope we go out and get Jeffery or Marshall or even Garçon.

    • Jeremy

      I guess the front office see something in him since you know Kyle can turn avg WR into good players

      • Thronson5

        Yes Shanahan is a offensive genius. I think he can get the oat of of him. We need that big body receiver like Jefferey and we will be set at WR.

        • Idk if we be set since I heard no weapon on the team stand out for him on tape. So we could see changes at WR and maybe TE

  2. Levi813

    How deadly would the 49ers offense be with Jefferey Garcon and Kerley with a rookie QB and Carlos Hyde with Shanahan at the helm.

    • Connorsoxfan

      Meh. Sign Fitzpatrick or someone else with starting experience if you are going for the quick fix.

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