Lions sign free agent WR Jermaine Kearse

Allen Park, Mich. – The Detroit Lions announced today that they have signed free agent WR Jermaine Kearse and waived WR Jordan Smallwood. Additional contract terms were not disclosed.

The eight-year NFL veteran joins the Lions after stints with the New York Jets (2017-18) and Seattle Seahawks (2012-2016). In 2018, Kearse registered 37 catches for 371 yards (10.0 average) and a touchdown.

Kearse entered the NFL with Seattle as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2012 out of Washington.

In 99 career games, Kearse has recorded 255 receptions for 3,290 yards (12.9 average) and 17 touchdowns.

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