The Detroit Lions and WR Jermaine Kearse have reached an agreement on a contract. In a corresponding move, they waived WR Jordan Smallwood.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) June 6, 2019
Lions are giving former Jets’ WR Jermaine Kearse a one-year $1.35 million deal with a max value of $2.3 million, including $350k guaranteed, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 6, 2019
Kearse, 29, left a Lions visit after turning down an offer a couple weeks ago, but the two sides were able to negotiate a one-year deal.
Over the last two years, the 6-foot-1, 209-pound receiver played for the New York Jets.
In Detroit, he will be reunited with his former Seattle Seahawks OC Darrell Bevell where Kearse played his first five seasons in the league. Kearse went undrafted in 2012 out of Washington.
In his seven-year career, he has started 74 games and amassed 255 receptions, 3,290 yards and 17 touchdowns. It’s looking like he will be the top option behind Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, and Danny Amendola.
(This article will be updated to provide more information as it becomes available.)