Jermaine Kearse carted off with leg injury

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The preseason has begun, which means that the significant injuries also will begin.

Lions receiver Jermaine Kearse has been carted off with a lower leg injury, early in the first quarter of the game between New England and Detroit.

A defensive player fell into Kearse from behind while he was blocking on a running play.

The 29-year-old Kearse, who won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks, signed with the Lions after spending the last two years with the Jets. He was having a solid training camp in his first season in Detroit.