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Kearse caught 3-of-4 targets for 70 yards in Sunday's 38-17 win over the Giants.

Kearse actually led Seattle in receiving yardage, although nearly all of his damage came on one-play; a pretty 60-yard bomb from Russell Wilson. He'll have a stiff test next week, facing a strong Chiefs' secondary.

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Kearse has three catches on seven targets for 50 yards Sunday against the Rams.

With Percy Harvin traded to the Jets, Kearse figures to get more playing time opposite Doug Baldwin, who really took advantage of the added looks Sunday by catching seven of 11 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown. Kearse has now been targeted 14 times in the last two games combined, but he's not a big red zone target, and the Seahawks like to run the ball when they're in close, so his fantasy value, while increasing, is still pretty limited.

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Kearse had three receptions on seven targets for 62 yards in Sunday's loss to Dallas.

Kearse had one long catch, a 53-yard grab early in the game, but wasn't a factor otherwise. The entire Seattle passing game struggled though, as Russell Wilson threw for just 126 yards. While he saw a lot of looks Sunday, he's just not getting enough targets in general to expect a breakout.

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Kearse caught 1-of-2 targets for a 15-yard touchdown in Monday's 27-17 win over the Redskins.

Kearse caught his first touchdown of the season, after displaying a penchant for finding the end zone last year. He plays most of the offensive snaps, but spends a good deal of his time either blocking or running routes that aren't likely to draw the target. He has eight receptions for 106 yards and a touchdown on 12 targets through four games.

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Kearse caught one pass for eight yards on three targets Thursday in Seattle's season-opening win against the Packers.

It was the Percy Harvin show for the most part, and Kearse never got much involved in the passing game. It will be interesting to see how that plays out. The Seahawks passed 28 times, but only 11 went to the three non-Harvin wide receivers. Kearse should get more targets and have bigger games, but his weekly production likely will be inconsistent.

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Kearse did not catch a pass in Friday's preseason game against the Chargers.

While the Seahawks obviously don't figure to do a ton of passing, they still need someone to serve as the No. 3 wide receiver behind Percy Harvin and Doug Baldwin. Kearse is the clear favorite, albeit for a role that doesn't figure to come with many targets. That said, he's shown big-play ability in the past, and is just one injury away from potentially playing 50-plus snaps per game.

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Jermaine Kearse has consistently run as a first-team receiver in three-wideout sets at Seahawks camp.

Percy Harvin is playing Z and slot receiver, with Kearse and Doug Baldwin primarily on the perimeter. (Baldwin is playing Golden Tate's old position.) At 6-foot-1, 209 with impressive high-pointing ability, 24-year-old Kearse has a chance to take a step forward this season, and is a sneaky bet to lead Seattle in touchdown receptions. He scored TDs in the NFC title game and Super Bowl 48.

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Jermaine Kearse caught four balls for 65 yards and a touchdown in Seattle's Super Bowl stomping of Denver.

Kearse ripped off back-to-back receptions on Seattle's opening drive, good for gains of six and 12. He very nearly high-pointed a first-quarter touchdown but the pass was beautifully broken up by Broncos LB Nate Irving in the back of the end zone. Kearse later executed for a 23-yard score in the third quarter, pinballing off three would-be tacklers to give Seattle a decisive 36-0 edge. As Golden Tate enters free agency, jump-ball specialist Kearse will open the offseason as the Seahawks' No. 3 receiver behind Percy Harvin and Doug Baldwin.

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Jermaine Kearse caught two passes for 44 yards and a touchdown in Seattle's NFC Championship Game victory over the 49ers.

Kearse's score was a 35-yard grab on 4th-and-7 early in the fourth quarter. With San Francisco jumping offsides, Seattle earned a free play. Russell Wilson took a shot at Kearse, who beat Carlos Rogers in single coverage. Kearse nearly erased the good vibes later in the period, committing a goal-line fumble that was inexplicably rewarded to Seattle. The jump-ball specialist could be a Super Bowl X-factor, particularly if Percy Harvin (concussion) isn't ready to go.

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Jermaine Kearse caught one pass for 25 yards in Seattle's Divisional Round win over the Saints.

Kearse's second-quarter grab was his lone target of the afternoon. Kearse will be Seattle's No. 4 receiver for the NFC Championship Game if Percy Harvin (concussion) can get cleared.