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Seattle WR Kearse Says No Hometown Discount for Seahawks

While Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin said this week that he’d give a hometown discount to remain with the team, the same can’t be said of receiver Jermaine Kearse, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Kearse, who will be a free agent, had career highs this season in receptions (49), receiving yards (685) and touchdowns (5).

“I love my hometown, but I’ve put in too much hard work to give a discount,” Kearse said via text message. “My number one priority is to take care of my family’s future, so I will consider all opportunities.”

The 25-year-old Kearse was born in Lakewood, Washington, and played college football at the University of Washington. In four seasons with the Seahawks, he has caught 112 passes for 1,599 yards and 10 touchdowns.

The contributions of Kearse can’t be overlooked, as he was a key player for Russell Wilson and the Seattle offense late in the season and their two playoff games.

The team has a solid WR core with Doug Baldwin as well as Kearse, and while they can always look in the NFL Draft as well as free agency for another wide out, they should do what they can to hang on to Kearse.

It’ll be tough for Seahawks fans to watch the Super Bowl between the Panthers and Broncos, but at least there’s the super bowl commercial 2016 to look forward to, which may be the only thing to enjoy in what could have been a third straight Super Bowl outing for the Seahawks.

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One Response to “Seattle WR Kearse Says No Hometown Discount for Seahawks”

  1. Scott says:

    Will be interesting to see if number 15 winds up re-signing with the Seahawks

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