Newly Acquired S Jayron Kearse May Face NFL Suspension
The Lions continue to add players to aid Matt Patricia's defense -- the latest acquisition being safety Jayron Kearse from the Minnesota Vikings.
The contract is reportedly a one-year, $2.75 million deal.
However, Kearse may not start the NFL season due to a recent legal matter.
Last October, Kearse was arrested, and charged with a DUI and possession of a pistol without a permit.
He pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to probation and community service.
It is likely that Kearse will miss some game action for violating the league's code of conduct policy.
Kearse joins newly acquired defensive backs Duron Harmon and Desmond Trufant in Detroit's secondary.
It is likely that three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay will not be on Detroit's roster in the coming weeks.
Following the acquisition of Trufant, Slay took to social media to voice his desire to have the Lions speed up their process of dealing him.
Kearse has the ability to thrive on special teams -- evidenced by his performance the last four years in Minnesota.
At 6-foot-4, 215 pounds, he is considered a towering safety that could be a replacement for Miles Killebrew.
Kearse only has five career starts on his resume.
In 2019, he secured 28 tackles and one interception for the Vikings.