Lions Work Out WR Jermaine Kearse

The Lions worked out wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, according to Adam Schefter of (on Twitter). However, a deal is not necessarily on the horizon. The Lions made an offer to the Jets free agent, Schefter hears, but the two sides were unable to reach an agreement.

Kearse came to the Jets from the Seahawks in the Sheldon Richardson trade of 2017. Kearse went on to enjoy the best statistical campaign of his career by managing 65 receptions for 810 yards and five touchdowns in his first season with Gang Green. Last year wasn’t quite as strong, but he finished out with a 37/371/1 in the Jets’ spotty offense.

Last year, Kearse made $5.55MM and he is probably reluctant to take a serious pay cut from that figure. Meanwhile, the Lions already boast a deep group of receivers, so they’re not exactly desperate for the veteran’s help.

Currently, the Lions have 12 receivers on the roster, including Danny Amendola, Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones Jr., Jordan Smallwood, and Tommylee Lewis.

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5 comments on “Lions Work Out WR Jermaine Kearse

  1. phenomenalajs

    He’s probably going to have to take a significant pay cut to sign anywhere. Most teams have a good idea what their WR situation will be by now. I can’t see anyone matching that $5.55M.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Every training camp season there seems to be an epidemic of groin pulls and high angle sprains among WRs. He can probably catch on somewhere as depth insurance.

  2. dugdog83

    I wouldn’t call the Lions group of WR’s deep by any means. They have Golloday, who could be for real, and the rest are all WR3’s.

      • dugdog83


        56 yards a game
        14 yards per catch
        2 yards after catch
        0.55 TDs per game

        = freezing cold

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