The San Francisco 49ers added depth to their receiving corps.
Kerley accumulated 152 yards on 16 receptions last season, his fifth year with the New York Jets. The slot receiver was battling for a roster spot deep in Detroit's pecking order.
Kerley, 27, earned his best season in 2012, when he compiled 56 receptions for 827 yards. His playing time waned over the past two years. Kerley could be a nice complement in Chip Kelly's spread system. Behind Torrey Smith and Bruce Ellington, the competition is wide open for snaps in San Francisco.
The trade likely explains why Kerley didn't get any run in Saturday nightâs preseason tilt. The story said both players were likely going to be cut.