Report: Seahawks have Jermaine Kearse on trade block

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The Seahawks are attempting to trade receiver Jermaine Kearse, according to ESPN’s Dianna Russini.

Kearse, 27, is in the second year of a three-year, $13.5 million deal, with a $2.2 million base this season.

Earlier this week, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said he had his most talented group of receivers, and it appears Seattle has some hard decisions to make at the position whether they trade Kearse or not. Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett and Paul Richardson return from last season, along with Kearse, and they spent a third-round pick on Amara Darboh and a seventh-rounder on David Moore. Kasen Williams and Tanner Envoy also have had good preseasons, and J.D. McKissic has played receiver as well as running back.

Kearse has experience on his side, having played five seasons and made 153 catches for 2,109 yards and 11 touchdowns, and Wilson trusts him. Last season, Kearse caught 41 passes for 510 yards and one touchdown.

“He’s been playing really great,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of Kearse after last week’s preseason game.

25 responses to “Report: Seahawks have Jermaine Kearse on trade block

  1. “Kasen Williams and Tanner Envoy also have had good preseasons”

    Kasen Williams has had an amazing preseason. A few days ago, Pete said “He has been spectacular.”

    It’s no wonder to me why Kearse is on the trading block.

  2. Seattle is going to have some tough cuts to make. They are deep at the WR and RB positions.

    Tanner McEvoy has a cult following in Seattle. If he gets cut so Darboh can stay on there may be riots. Moving Richardson or Kearse would alleviate some pressure. They are going to be cutting a good RB if they don’t move someone there.

    They need a DT and an OT. Seems like teams would be open to some player for player trades at the bottom of the roster to even out talent.

  3. “Last season, Kearse caught 41 passes for 510 yards and one touchdown.”

    Pretty pedestrian numbers. And averaged less than 30 catches a year the other 4 years. You’d have to be desperate for receivers to give up anything much for Kearse

  4. Good for him. He’ll probably go to a contending team and become a pro bowl player, he’s still young. Pass catchers typically get held down in Seattle with their limited passing capabilities and the fact they are a better team when the defense is top 5 and they run the ball instead of passing it. They were SB contenders when they threw the ball less than any other team in the league. The past couple years they’ve tried to throw it more and they’ve been average at best.

  5. Kearse isn’t just a receiver. Like all Seahawk wideouts he’s a great blocker. Yes he had low numbers last year but you can’t deny his clutch catches in the NFC Championship games against the Packers and the Superbowl. This guy can win you games when you most desperately need a catch. He’s worth a 3rd or 4th round pick or second string OL, easily.

  6. The problem with 3rd and 4th rounders who don’t show much in their 1st camp is you can’t cut them. No one wants to risk seeing them blossom someplace else their 2nd year.

  7. I would hate to see him go, but he will thrive wherever he goes. He may have pedestrian numbers, but that is because Wilson does not have a true “go-to” guy that he goes to on 3rd and long, too many options as both Graham and Baldwin are solid. It has been a problem with our offensive consistency. Kearse runs great routes, and catches the ball when the game or season is on the line. I think he would thrive in KC or NE specifically, as he is a good blocker as well.

  8. This guy has a hard time doing the simple things….like catching the ball, selling the pick play without getting flagged, and at times telling Russell, ‘throw it to Jimmy or Doug…..not me buddy’ in the huddle.

  9. it’s all about Kasen Williams – he’s looked great this pre-season and has earned the chance to get Kearse’s snaps.

  10. squackduckhawk says:
    August 30, 2017 at 7:59 pm
    I would hate to see him go, but he will thrive wherever he goes. He may have pedestrian numbers, but that is because Wilson does not have a true “go-to” guy that he goes to on 3rd and long, too many options as both Graham and Baldwin are solid. It has been a problem with our offensive consistency. Kearse runs great routes, and catches the ball when the game or season is on the line. I think he would thrive in KC or NE specifically, as he is a good blocker as well.
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    If this were all true, they wouldn’t be trading/releasing him. He’s inconsistent catching the ball, draws penalties for being a horrible actor on pick plays, and is Wilsons go to in the Red Zone(which has to be stopped).

  11. He is a deep threat. Last season Seattle threw a lot of short passes because of their awful pass protection and because Wilson had a bad knee and ankle. That was why he had fewer catches last season than the year before. Seattle has too many receivers and not enough good OL because they keep wasting picks on receivers while allowing OL starters to walk as free agents. This past offseason they let T Garry Gilliam leave without matching the offer sheet from Frisco.

  12. I doubt they’ll get much if anything. More than likely he gets cut and no one picks him up on waivers. I know they need help at o line but I think the next big weakness for the sea chickens is their wr corps. They really need help at the position.

  13. Shame you guys left out Tanner McEvoy, the stud from last year. He’s playing better than Darboh this pre-season. I’d happily see Kearse leave in order for McEvoy and Kasen Williams to make the team.

  14. Anyone who was paying attention had to see that one coming from a mile away. They’re too deep to keep someone who only has intermittent success. He was a great addition to the Hawks for years, but he needs a fresh start elsewhere.

  15. Kearse wont bring a third or forth round draft choice. Its no knock on Kearse but that’s not the market. No body is coming to the table with a 3 or 4th round pick for an average WR when they know the Seahawks will likely release him.

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