Jermaine Kearse is heading to Detroit.
The receiver signed a contract with the Lions, the team announced Wednesday.
While Detroit didn’t reveal the terms of the contract, ESPN reported that it’s a one-year deal worth $1.35 million that has a max of $2.3 million and a guarantee of $350,000.
In a corresponding move, the Lions waived receiver Jordan Smallwood.
Kearse, 29, went undrafted in 2012, but eventually was signed by the Seahawks, where he worked under offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.
In five seasons with Seattle, he caught 153 passes for 11 touchdowns and 2,109 receiving yards.
He remained in Seattle until 2017, when a trade sent him over to the Jets. In his first season with New York, he caught 65 passes for 810 yards and five touchdowns, marking one of his better seasons in the league.
However, he struggled under rookie quarterback Sam Darnold last season, catching just 37 passes for 371 yards and one touchdown. It was one of his worst seasons in the league.
Now Kearse will be reunited with Bevell, who was fired by the Seahawks last season and recently hired by the Lions.
He’s expected to serve as a sturdy backup for receivers Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay, who both have not fully practiced yet due to being in the rehab group.
Danny Amendola was also was signed to the team this offseason and is expected to be the slot receiver. However, the Lions are thin when it comes to talent further down the depth chart.