Nothing the Lions do this offseason will fill the massive void created by Calvin Johnson's retirement, but the team is starting to tip their hand on what an offense without Megatron will look like in 2016.
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Kerley, a former fifth-round pick out of TCU, was discovered by the Jets while the team was working out Andy Dalton prior to the 2011 draft. In five years, he caught 182 passes for 2,225 yards and nine touchdowns. He also returned 134 punts for 1,250 yards and a score.
Kerley was handed a four-year extension by the Jets in 2014 under former general manager John Idzik, but was released by the club earlier this month. He started just one game in 2016.
The Lions now have Marvin Jones, Golden Tate, Kerley, T.J. Jones and Corey Fuller rounding out the top half of their pre-camp wide receiver depth chart. At the moment, it seems like the team is using a smaller, faster approach to the position though it could just be a function of what was available in free agency so far.