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Jermaine Kearse | Wide Receiver | #15

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 209
College: Washington
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The Seahawks can save $2.2 million from releasing Jermaine Kearse.
Kearse signed a three-year extension last March, but his roster spot isn’t a given coming off last season's regression. With Tyler Lockett on track for training camp and Paul Richardson on the rise, he may not have higher than a No. 4 role. Moving on from Kearse would allow Seattle to get out ahead of his $5M salary in 2018. Jul 8 - 7:01 PM

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ESPN's Sheil Kapadia considers the chances "slim" that the Seahawks would cut WR Jermaine Kearse.

Kearse had a horrific 2016, catching just over 50 percent of his targets (41-of-80) for 511 yards and one touchdown. The yards were a three-year-low for Kearse, and he led the league in offensive pass interference penalties. He may have to settle into a No. 4 role behind Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett, and Paul Richardson. Seattle also used a third-rounder on WR Amara Darboh.
May 10 - 11:39 AM

Jermaine Kearse caught 1-of-3 targets for eight yards in the Seahawks' Divisional Round loss to the Falcons.

In the first season of a three-year, $13.5 million contract, 26-year-old Kearse caught 41 passes for 511 yards and one touchdown. The yards were his fewest since 2013, and particularly disappointing since Tyler Lockett spent a large portion of the year banged up. Kearse has proven over and over to be nothing more than a role player, something that's unlikely to change in 2017 with both Lockett and Paul Richardson on the rise.
Jan 14 - 8:11 PM

Jermaine Kearse hauled in 2-of-3 targets for 14 yards in the Seahawks' Wild Card win over the Lions.

Kearse should feel hard done after Doug Baldwin literally intercepted what should have been a walk-in touchdown late in the game, but the two-catch finish is more in his wheelhouse. He will be nothing more than a low-priced dart throw in DFS next week.
Jan 7 - 11:43 PM

Jermaine Kearse caught 2-of-7 targets for 45 yards in the

He finished second on the team in receiving in a game where Russell Wilson rested for most of the fourth quarter and finished with only 19 completions. Kearse posted a brutal 46-percent catch rate in 2016 and is one of the league's least effective perimeter receivers. Kearse blocks well in the running game, although the Seahawks barely have a running game at this stage of the year.
Jan 1 - 8:06 PM

Jermaine Kearse caught 4-of-9 targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in the Seahawks' Week 16 loss to Arizona.

As Kearse struggles to separate, he is often flagged for offensive pass interference trying to create separation with his arms and hands. It happened again versus the Cardinals. In the offseason, Kearse is someone the Seahawks need to explore replacing. For the rest of 2016-2017, Kearse may see a slight uptick in usage with Tyler Lockett (ankle/leg) shelved for the year.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 08:53:00 PM

Jermaine Kearse was held without a catch on one target in the Seahawks' Week 15 win over the Rams.

Bypassed in favor of Tyler Lockett in two-receiver sets, Kearse might as well have been invisible despite playing almost as many snaps as his sophomore teammate. Kearse is an important real-life player for the Seahawks, but has never been further from fantasy value.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 12:15:00 AM

Jermaine Kearse caught 1-of-6 targets for seven yards Week 14 against the Packers.

Kearse remains one of the least efficient receivers in the league. He does not need to be owned in any format.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 08:34:00 PM

Jermaine Kearse 5-of-9 targets for 68 yards in Week 13 against the Panthers.

Kearse led Seattle in receiving and saw as many targets as Jimmy Graham. His usage continues to be all over the place this year. Even with a plus matchup against the Packers, Kearse isn't worth streaming in Week 14.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 12:34:00 AM

Jermaine Kearse hauled in 1-of-5 targets for 18 yards Week 12 against the Bucs.

Kearse's lone catch was a big fourth-down conversion in the fourth quarter, but he continues to be an inefficient mess. He does not need to be owned in any format.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 07:44:00 PM

Jermaine Kearse caught 2-of-6 targets for 29 yards Week 11 against the Eagles.

Kearse led the team in targets, but he predictably did little with them. He can be left on the wire.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 08:05:00 PM

Jermaine Kearse caught 2-of-7 targets for 27 yards in Week 10.

It was another ineffective game from Kearse, who was held to two catches last week. Kearse has no fantasy value.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 12:44:00 AM

Jermaine Kearse caught 2-of-4 targets for 36 yards in the Seahawks' Week 9 win over the Bills.

Kearse had an opportunity to make a long, diving catch at the goal line but was unable to hold on as he went to the ground. He has no fantasy value.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 12:47:00 AM

Jermaine Kearse caught 4-of-7 targets for 57 yards in the Seahawks' Week 8 loss to the Saints.

Both the yards and catches were Lockett's most since Week 1. He could have had a touchdown on the final play of the game, but Russell Wilson overthrew him in the end zone. Kearse isn't on the WR4 radar.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 05:53:00 PM

Jermaine Kearse caught 3-of-4 targets for 51 yards in Week 7 against the Cardinals.

It was one of Kearse's better games. He saw more targets than both Tyler Lockett and Paul Richardson. Kearse is well off the fantasy radar.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 01:41:00 AM

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