The Lions worked out wide receiver Jermaine Kearse, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (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.
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