Insider talks free agent: WR Jermaine Kearse

Breaking Burgundy's series on potential free targets for the Redskins with a insight from Scout's NFL insiders continue with one of Russell Wilson's targets.

NFL free agency officially opens this week. While the Redskins aren't expected to target high-priced talent, they need additions in several areas. Overrall, money will be spent. Therefore, Breaking Burgundy turned to Insiders within Scout's NFL community for the scoop on various potential free agent options at areas of need for Washington. Check out our newest profile and the list of previous entries. 

Position: Wide receiver

Need: It appears Washington will keep DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon for 2016, but both are entering the final year of their contracts.

PlayerJermaine Kearse

Former team: Seattle Seahawks

Age for 2016 season: 26

Insider: Rob Rang, Seahawk Football

Kearse is a quality possession receiver with good overall athleticism, including outstanding hand-eye coordination and body control to make tough receptions look easy. He's only an average route-runner because he isn't explosive enough to create consistent separation but is a legitimate complementary threat. 

Take: Kearse finished with career high's in receptions (49), yards (685) an touchdowns (5) last season, his fourth in the NFL and all with quarterback Russell Wilson. That aforementioned body control comes with a 6-foot-1, 209 pound frame. That's not Calvin Johnson size, but the Redskins need more height at receiver in general. Lastly, whenever there's a connection with a player and Redskins general Scot McCloughan, we must mention. The Seahawks signed the undrafted Kearse out of the University of Washington with McCloughan on staff. Scout.com ranks Kearse as the No. 11 wide receiver among the current 2016 free agents.

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