Detroit Lions sign WR/returner Jeremy Kerley

By The Sports Xchange   |   March 21, 2016 at 5:12 PM
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The Detroit Lions signed free agent wide receiver and returner Jeremy Kerley to a contract Monday.

Terms were not disclosed but the deal is for one year and worth just over $1 million, according to ESPN.


Kerley joins the Lions after spending the previous five seasons with the New York Jets. He played in all 16 games in 2015 (one start) and concluded the season with 16 receptions for 152 yards and two touchdowns, as well as career-highs in punt returns (48) and punt return yards (411).

The Jets' fifth-round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Texas Christian University, Kerley's career totals include 74 games (24 starts), 182 receptions, 2,225 yards and nine touchdowns, as well as 18 carries for 133 yards.

As a return man, Kerley has totaled 134 punt returns for 1,250 yards and one touchdown, and three kickoff returns for 46 yards.

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