Wide receiver has been one of the most talked about positions of need for the Detroit Lions, especially after Calvin Johnson retired earlier in the month. The Lions quickly added Marvin Jones to help out a depleted unit, and now Detroit has added a little depth too. According to Adam Caplan, the Lions have agreed to terms with former New York Jets receiver Jeremy Kerley.
Kerley's deal is expected to be for one year, around $1 million.
Kerley is a former fifth-round pick who does his best work in the slot. His best statistical season came in 2012, when he finished with 56 catches and 827 yards. But since then he hasn't surpassed 530 receiving yards and he only had 152 receiving yards last season, despite being healthy all year.
However, Kerley is very experienced as a punt returner. Last season he finished second in the league with 411 punt return yards and his average of 8.6 yards per return placed him in the top 15 (coincidentally, just below former Lions returner Jeremy Ross).
Kerley was released by the Jets in early March in an attempt to save $1.3 million off of their cap-strapped roster.