Jermaine Kearse WR SEA 4 weeks ago

Kearse received a second-round restricted free agent tender from the Seahawks, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

No team would consider giving up a second-round pick for Kearse, so there's little question he'll be back with Seattle next season. It remains to be seen how he'll fit into the offense, as the Seahawks may have designs on upgrading their receiving corps. Even if he maintains a starting role, Kearse has never been a high-volume player in the Seattle offense.

Jermaine Kearse WR SEA 2 months ago

Kearse caught 3-of-6 targets for 45 yards in Sunday's 28-24 Super Bowl loss to the Patriots.

Kearse had a rather unusual postseason, with a mixture of terrible plays and spectacular ones. He dropped a long pass in Sunday's Super Bowl, but he later made a juggling 33-yard catch in the final two minutes of the game. Had the Seahawks not turned the ball over two plays later, Kearse's grab might have gone down as Super Bowl 49's version of the helmet catch. Kearse is a respectable deep threat and capable blocker, but his overall receiving ability leaves a lot to be desired. The Seahawks may want to upgrade their receiving corps in the offseason, so while Kearse will likely be back with the team in 2015, he won't necessarily have the same role.

Jermaine Kearse WR SEA 2 months ago

Kearse caught one pass for a 35-yard game-winning TD in Sunday's 28-22 overtime win over the Packers in the NFC Championship Game.

Per, Kearse was the intended target on all four of Russell Wilson's interceptions on Sunday, but the wideout certainly made the most of his one catch, a grab that sends Seattle to the Super Bowl for the second straight year.

Jermaine Kearse WR SEA 3 months ago

Kearse caught three passes on three targets for 129 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's Divisional Round win over the Panthers.

Kearse picked a good time to have his biggest game of the year. He made the most of his three targets, finishing with a game-high 129 yards, 63 of which came on touchdown pass from Russell Wilson with a little under five minutes remaining in the first half. Kearse scored just one touchdown during the regular season.

Jermaine Kearse WR SEA 3 months ago

Kearse (hamstring) is active for Saturday's game against Carolina.

Kearse practiced fully all week, so his hamstring is close to a non-issue at this point. He's not a reliable option in Seattle's modest passing game, however, and he lost some ground to rookie second-round pick Paul Richardson in recent weeks.

Jermaine Kearse WR SEA 3 months ago

Kearse (hamstring) is probable for Saturday's game against the Panthers.

The probable designation was expected, after Kearse logged full practices throughout the week. While he'll certainly have a role in the offense, Kearse could lose some targets to rookie Paul Richardson, who caught 10-of-14 targets for 112 yards over the final two weeks of the regular season.

Jermaine Kearse WR SEA 3 months ago

Kearse (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.

Kearse continues to make a speedy recovery from a minor hamstring ailment that kept him out of a Week 17 matchup, and appears to be in line to play Saturday against the Panthers.

Jermaine Kearse WR SEA 3 months ago

Keasre (hamstring) will practice and is expected to play Saturday against Carolina.

As expected, Kearse is recovering quickly from his hamstring injury, and barring a setback, he'll be on the field Saturday. Kearse has 38 catches for 537 yards and one touchdown this season.

Jermaine Kearse WR SEA 3 months ago

Head coach Pete Carroll believes Kearse (hamstring) "should be fine" for Seattle's next game in two weeks, John Boyle of the Everett Herald reports.

Kearse missed the Seahawks' regular season finale due to the setback, but it appears Seattle's first-round bye will give him ample time to get healthy. His availability for Seattle's playoff opener figures to ultimately be determined sometime next week.

Jermaine Kearse WR SEA 3 months ago

Kearse (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game against St. Louis.

Kearse's absence should allow rookie Paul Richardson to see more snaps, but the distribution of catches in the Seattle passing game is difficult to predict on a week-to-week basis.