S - DET - Suspended
Lions S Jayron Kearse has been suspended without pay for three weeks for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Kearse can still practice with the team during the preseason, but he won’t be able to be on the active roster until Monday, September 28 after the Lions’ Week Three game at Arizona. Kearse signed with Detroit this offseason prior to spending the first four years of his career in Minnesota.
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports the Lions are signing Jayron Kearse to a one-year contract.
The deal is worth $2.75 million. Kearse, the former Minnesota safety, will help bolster Detroit’s secondary. It’s yet another free agent signing for the busy Lions.
Jayron Kearse finished Sunday's loss to the Saints with four solo tackles.
Kearse gets more playing time in this game because Andrew Sendejo is still dealing with a groin injury. If Sendejo continues to miss time Kearse is worth consideration for any owner that is need of a replacement safety.
Jayron Kearse racked up four tackles, three were solo efforts and a sack during Sunday's 37-17 win over the Jets.
With all the injuries to the Vikings secondary, Kearse might be an interesting stash in deep IDP leagues. If Xavier Rhodes or Andrew Sendejo misses extended time, Kearse may see a lot more field time.
The analyst's and scouts who have viewed tape of Kearse in action are saying they are less than impressed. So, Kearse has his work cut out for him if he wants to improve his draft stock. He is currently projected for the fourth round.
He has talent and possesses the athletic ability to compete at the NFL level so this will be another situation that will be determined between now and the draft.