Not that he had much of an option after the Seahawks tendered him as a restricted free agent, but wide receiver Jermaine Kearse signed his 2015 contract with the Seahawks today.
It will pay the native of Lakewood outside Tacoma and former star at Lakes High School and the University of Washington $2,3560,00 this coming season.
Pretty good for a formerly undrafted special-team reserve who scrapped just to make Seattle's team as a rookie making $390,000 in 2012. Kearse has become something of a postseason star since, scoring touchdowns in postseason games -- including the one in overtime to beat Green Bay in January's NFC championship game. That got him on the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Kearse announced the deal first reported today by ESPN in an understated way:
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--The Seahawks also announced some minor roster moves to keep them under the offseason roster limit. They waived T Justin Renfrow, LB Mike Taylor (failed physical), DE Julius Warmsley, C Jared Wheeler and LB Mike Zimmer.