The Detroit Lions added to their wide receiver corps on Monday signing Jeremy Kerley to a one-year deal.

Kerley, 27, spent his first five years in the NFL with the New York Jets where he averaged around 36 catches and 450 yards a season. He caught nine touchdowns in his time with New York.

Kerley also is a solid return man, averaging 9.3 yards per punt return with the Jets and has one punt return touchdown in his career.


After Calvin Johnson announced his retirement the Detroit Lions were faced with a rather inexperienced wide receiver depth chart. At the time, Golden Tate was the only wideout who had more than four season in the NFL. Now with Kerley (sixth season) and previously acquired Marvin Jones (fifth season) the Lions wide receiver picture looks better.

Also currently on the Lions roster to fill out the wide receiver depth chart are Corey Fuller, TJ Jones, Ryan Spadola, Corey Washington and Austin Willis, though as previously mentioned all have less than four years experience in the league individually.