According to Tom Pelissero, the Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free agent safety Jayron Kearse.
The deal is reportedly a one-year, $2.75-million contract.
Kearse, 26, was originally drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Clemson.
The 6-foot-4 safety has started five games in his career — three in 2019. In his career, he has 79 tackles with one interception. Kearse can play all over the field, but he has actually lined up at slot corner the most out of any alignment.
Predominantly a special teamer so far in the NFL, Kearse did have the fourth highest grade for safeties last year according to Pro Football Focus.
He’ll likely continue to play plenty of special teams while also being a nice reserve option on the back end. This type of move could spell the end for Miles Killebrew. We’ll have to wait and find out.
(The article will be updated to provide more information as it becomes available.)