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Jeremy Kerley | Wide Receiver

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 188
College: TCU
Contract: view contract details

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Jeremy Kerley caught 6-of-11 targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' Week 3 loss to the Eagles.
With Eric Decker and Chris Owusu nursing knee injuries, Kerley's role was increased significantly in Chan Gailey's offense. Kerley had a first-quarter drop and dropped another pass early in the fourth quarter. Kerley did catch a short TD late in the game. Doing himself no favors under a coaching staff that doesn't view him as a meaningful weapon, Kerley will go back to the bench whenever Decker and Owusu return. Sep 27 - 4:43 PM

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Jets WR Jeremy Kerley is expected to see more snaps with Eric Decker (knee) unlikely to play Week 3 against the Eagles.

Kerley has played just two snaps in two weeks with Decker and Quincy Enunwa dominating the slot-receiver snaps. With both Decker and Chris Owusu (knee) expected to miss, however, Kerley should get more work. He is still not a fantasy option.
Sep 26 - 11:25 AM

The Newark Star-Ledger believes Jeremy Kerley does not have the characteristics the Jets are looking for in their receivers.

The Jets want all of their wide receivers to play both outside and inside. Kerley is exclusively a slot receiver, and he is not as good a run blocker as Quincy Enunwa and Chris Owusu. Kerley's punt return abilities should keep him active on game days, but he is not a factor on offense. He could end up on the trade block if Devin Smith (ribs) is able to prove his health.
Sep 19 - 12:12 PM

Jeremy Kerley played one snap on offense in New York's Week 1 win over the Browns.

He played two on special teams. ESPN New York's Rich Cimini estimates Kerley was the 44th player on the 46-man game day roster. He's the Jets' No. 5 receiver just 11 months after signing a four-year, $16 million extension. Perhaps Kerley will be shipped off for a conditional draft pick before this year's trade deadline, but his salary makes that unlikely.
Sep 14 - 1:44 PM

Jeremy Kerley (concussion) is listed as probable for Week 1.

Kerley has been fully cleared from his preseason concussion. He’ll open the season as the Jets punt returner. With Quincy Enunwa ahead of him, Kerley doesn't have a clear role on offense. OC Chan Gailey could get Kerley looks in four-wide sets.
Sep 11 - 6:19 PM

Jeremy Kerley (concussion) has yet to be cleared.

Kerley remains week to week. The longtime Jet is without a meaningful role on offense this season.
Sep 10 - 6:27 PM

ESPN New York still considers Jeremy Kerley to be on the Jets' roster bubble.

Reporter Rich Cimini would ultimately be "surprised" if Kerley were cut, but believes he lacks a role in Chan Gailey's offense. Kerley's status might be more uncertain were his $2 million salary not guaranteed. Whatever happens, Kerley is well off the fantasy radar. He's missing Thursday's preseason finale as he recovers from a concussion.
Sep 3 - 3:31 PM

The Newark Star-Ledger believes Jets WR Jeremy Kerley's roster spot is safe.

Kerley has lost his slot job to Quincy Enunwa, but he still should have a role in four-wide sets and on special teams. Also working is Kerley's favor is his contract. Signed to a four-year deal with $3 million guaranteed last year, cutting Kerley would cost the Jets $800,000 on the 2015 salary cap.
Sep 1 - 8:07 AM

ESPN New York confirms the Jets coaching staff has downgraded Jeremy Kerley.

Reporter Rich Cimini suggests Kerley may have been "coasting" after signing a new contract, with a minor Achilles injury costing him part of OTAs. With Devin Smith sidelined, Kerley has been playing behind Chris Owusu and Quincy Enunwa in three-wide sets. Kerley’s guaranteed base-salary should secure his roster spot, but 2015 is looking like his last year with the Jets.
Aug 29 - 3:27 PM

Jeremy Kerley suffered a concussion in Friday's preseason game.

The injury came on a night were Kerley was buried with the second team. Kerley's roster spot should be secure, but it's not guaranteed. He's week to week.
Aug 22 - 1:30 AM

Jeremy Kerley caught two passes for 38 yards in the Jets' second preseason game.

Kerley worked primarily with the second-team offense and appears to have been leapfrogged on the depth chart by Quincy Enunwa. Both of Kerley's receptions came courtesy backup Bryce Petty. Kerley's contract and special teams value should keep him on the roster, but he is unlikely to have a large role in the offense.
Aug 21 - 10:38 PM

Jeremy Kerley played with the second team in the Jets preseason opener.

Even with Chris Owusu (concussion) sidelined, Kerley played behind Quincy Enunwa in three-wide sets. He finished without any catches on two targets. Signed to a four-year, $16 million extension by ex-GM John Idzik, Kerley’s roster spot isn’t in question despite not having support from the new coaching staff. Kerley’s $2M base salary is fully guaranteed.
Aug 14 - 5:50 PM

Jeremy Kerley is expected to catch even fewer passes than he did last season.

Kerley turned 75 targets into a paltry 38-409-1 line last year. Mercifully, the Jets have given Geno Smith some more weapons in the form of Brandon Marshall and Devin Smith to go with Eric Decker and Jace Amaro. Kerley's biggest impact will come on special teams.
Jul 16 - 8:07 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects WR Jeremy Kerley to return punts this season.

Kerley will likely lose snaps to rookie WR Devin Smith on offense, but his special teams ability should make his spot on the game-day roster secure. Kerley has a 9.8 punt return average with three touchdowns in his career, but he averaged just eight yards a return last season.
Jun 27 - 10:23 AM

ESPN Jets reporter Rich Cimini expects Jeremy Kerley to be the "primary slot receiver" this season.

Second-round WR Devin Smith could also get work in the slot, but Cimini believes he is more suited to an outside role. In new OC Chan Gailey's spread offense, it is conceivable both players top 400 snaps, but neither will be fantasy relevant unless there is an injury to Brandon Marshall or Eric Decker.
May 30 - 9:57 AM

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QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Geno Smith
3Bryce Petty
RB1Chris Ivory
2Bilal Powell
3Zac Stacy
4Stevan Ridley
GLB1Chris Ivory
2Zac Stacy
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Chris Ivory
FB1Tommy Bohanon
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Quincy Enunwa
3Devin Smith
WR21Eric Decker
2Jeremy Kerley
3Chris Owusu
WR31Quincy Enunwa
TE1Jeff Cumberland
2Kellen Davis
LT1D'Brickashaw Ferguson
2Ben Ijalana
LG1James Carpenter
2Dakota Dozier
C1Nick Mangold
RG1Willie Colon
2Brian Winters
3Jarvis Harrison
RT1Breno Giacomini
2Brent Qvale
K1Nick Folk