The New York Jets announced on Tuesday that they have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent WR, Jeremy Kerley.
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Kerley, 28, was released from the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday. On Tuesday, he reunited with the team that drafted him in 2011, the Jets.
The re-addition of Kerley to a decimated Jets receiving corps should open the field a bit more for starting quarterback Josh McCown as the team heads to Buffalo on Sunday.
Kerley, a 7-year veteran, will likely claim an immediate spot on the Jets WR depth chart, which was released today. He will likely also see some time kick/punt returning on special teams.
The wideout played with the Jets through 2015 until he was released after a disappointing season. Kerley then signed with the 49ers in the offseason, where he totaled 64 cacthes for 667 yards and three touchdowns.
He also signed a hefty three-year, $10.5 million deal this past offseason, which makes his release from San Francisco a bit more surprising.
Back in June, Kerley publicly blamed former Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey for his poor 2015 season, which ultimately led to his release. In the interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio, Kerley stated that he “didn’t have a lot of respect” for Gailey, and that the two never seemed to “see eye-to-eye.”
During his first stint with the Green & White, Kerley recorded 182 receptions for 2,225 yards and nine touchdowns.