Jermaine Kearse Re-Signs with Seahawks

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist

Wide receiver Jermaine Kearse has never played for a team outside of the Seattle Seahawks in his NFL career, but that won't change in 2016, as ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Kearse has re-signed with the Seahawks on a three-year deal.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network confirmed the report.

Kearse turned in a career season in 2015 for a Seahawks offense that used the aerial attack more down the stretch after injuries to running backs Marshawn Lynch (abdomen) and Thomas Rawls (ankle). The receiver finished with career highs nearly across the board:

Jermaine Kearse's Career Stats
SeasonGamesCatchesTargetsReceiving YardsTouchdown CatchesYards per CatchFirst Downs
201273731010.32
2013152238346415.716
2014153867537114.121
201516496868551432
ESPN.com

He was also an integral part of Seattle’s near-comeback in its 31-24 divisional-round loss to the eventual NFC champion Carolina Panthers after it fell behind 31-0 in the first half. Kearse finished with 110 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the defeat.

With Russell Wilson under center, along with receivers Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett and Rawls at running back, the Seahawks figure to have a dangerous aerial attack next season. Tight end Jimmy Graham could also be poised for a bounce-back season after failing to reach the nine-touchdown mark for the first time since 2010.

 

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