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Jermaine Kearse stepping up for Seahawks in Percy Harvin’s absence

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The Seattle Seahawks needed someone to step up from a young group of receivers when Percy Harvin was forced to undergo hip surgery earlier this month.

Jermaine Kearse has answered the bell.

On top of an already strong showing in training camp, Kearse has accounted for three touchdowns in six quarters of action for the Seahawks this preseason. Kearse scored on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Brady Quinn in last week’s preseason opener against the San Diego Chargers. Saturday night against the Denver Broncos, Kearse caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Russell Wilson and followed up with a 107-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on his first return opportunity with the team.

Kearse spent time on the practice squad early last season before being activated to the 53-man roster and appearing in seven games for Seattle. He made one start and caught three passes for 31 yards in mainly special teams action a season ago. Kearse appears to have locked himself into a roster spot for the Seahawks along with Sidney Rice, Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin.

Harvin is expected to remain on the physically unable to perform list.

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24 Responses to “Jermaine Kearse stepping up for Seahawks in Percy Harvin’s absence”
  1. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 17, 2013 11:36 PM

    Step up? How could they need someone to step up for Harvin when he never played a down for Seattle yet? They already had quality WRs as evidenced by their scoring offense.

  2. jda129 says: Aug 17, 2013 11:39 PM

    Seahawks’ fans know we got depth. Leave no doubt 24/7. Go Hawks.

  3. allidoiswin55 says: Aug 17, 2013 11:41 PM

    Seahawks didn’t even have Sydney rice out their who is practicing, nor Cliff avril, and beast mode played 3 plays.

    The seahawks are stacked. Please figure it out nfl, and other fans. They are too deep to struggle baring qb injury.

  4. bws2390 says: Aug 17, 2013 11:42 PM

    Any relation to jevon kearse?

  5. blackhawks2010 says: Aug 17, 2013 11:43 PM

    Seahawks look SCARY good. Watching their first team obliterate Broncos first team. Seattle looks ready for prime time.

  6. themackstrong says: Aug 17, 2013 11:45 PM

    Following Seattle last year you always heard the players and coaches talk about chop chop. He has been tearing it up at camp and his hard work earned him a spot at wr and maybe kr.

  7. fumblenuts says: Aug 17, 2013 11:48 PM

    WR Jermaine Kearse is going to have a breakout season…..Mark it.

    GO HAWKS!!!

  8. anicra says: Aug 17, 2013 11:49 PM

    Brandon Browner’s fumble return was as impressive too!

  9. jdubb84 says: Aug 17, 2013 11:50 PM

    He’s trashing Denver

  10. nananatman says: Aug 17, 2013 11:55 PM

    Brady Quinn threw a touchdown pass! Now that is a story.)

  11. andrewluck12 says: Aug 18, 2013 12:22 AM

    and to think they gave up all that for percy freakin harvin. nice to see someone make the most out of their opportunity though.

  12. axespray says: Aug 18, 2013 12:29 AM

    Who isn’t stepping up for the seahawks?

    Heath Farwell(?) and T-Joke even stepped up…

  13. bigblu73 says: Aug 18, 2013 12:44 AM

    After watching the game tonight, I must admit I’m very very impressed by the Seahawks!!! They seem to have extreme depth on both sides of the ball. Kearse and Williams both look like they could/should be starters if not in Seattle somewhere…. Even T-Jax is looking impressive. I know its not against the 1st string but that has nothing to do with the reads he is making or the quality of his passes!!

  14. kolbydoerge says: Aug 18, 2013 12:47 AM

    Payton Manning reconsiders his choice to become a Bronco and asks to join the Seahawks after all backing up Russell Wilson….I saw it from the nose bleeds!

  15. blackhawks2010 says: Aug 18, 2013 12:59 AM

    Seahawks are still scoring.

  16. jda129 says: Aug 18, 2013 1:18 AM

    Seahawks’ 1s, 2s, and 3s are better than yours.

  17. prspicacious says: Aug 18, 2013 1:28 AM

    Terrific game tonight, Hawks!

  18. seattlelgt says: Aug 18, 2013 2:23 AM

    I love the chip on the shoulder attitude these undrafted rookies have. They play with a lot of heart. He’s giving Doug Baldwin a run for his money for that WR3 spot. It’s also awesome to see Chop Chop (Kearse) play his entire (so far) football career right here in Seattle, from Lakes HS to UW and now with the Seahawks.

    Go Hawks!

  19. jshawaii22 says: Aug 18, 2013 2:24 AM

    Another great UDFA signing by Pete and JS. This kid can ball!

    js

  20. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 18, 2013 2:28 AM

    Beginner’s luck…

    but sometimes that kind of luck can lead to a great career. What will Jermaine decide it is?

  21. hawkstradamus says: Aug 18, 2013 8:41 AM

    He’s no A.J. Jenkins.

  22. hawkman4life says: Aug 18, 2013 1:31 PM

    I watched kearse with UW and he has always shown good hands and route running. His only downfall was his lack of consistency on every play but when he showed up it was big. He has a huge upside and should make the club as #4 ahead of baldwin unless williams beats him out then he drops to #5. I think Baldwin is sitting on the bubble as haven’t seen much of him. Pete & Co. Seem to get the best out of all their players despite how low on the depth chart they are.

  23. dumbhobby says: Aug 19, 2013 8:25 AM

    I like that number 83, he did well too. Seahawks scraps are going to be contributing elsewhere.

  24. bpeterson464 says: Aug 19, 2013 1:20 PM

    Kearse and Steven Williams are going to make this team. Seahawk’s fans are seeing in practice and in games just how good the Depth on this team is. T-Jax is going to back up Wilson, and I want to see Alvin Bailey start at RT in week three, he’s been obliterating pass rushers on the left side in preseason.

    I think that we end up with 5 RBs and 5 WRs to start.

    Lynch, Turbin, Michael, Robinson, and Coleman/Ware

    Rice, Tate, Baldwin, Kearse, Williams, and Harvin on the PUP.

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