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Lions sign former Jets receiver, punt returner Jeremy Kerley

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ALLEN PARK, MI (AP) -

The Detroit Lions have signed wide receiver and punt returner Jeremy Kerley.

Detroit made the move Monday, adding depth to a position depleted by Calvin Johnson's retirement and perhaps ending Golden Tate's role as a punt returner.

The Lions signed former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones to a five-year contract earlier this month.

Kerley had 182 receptions for 2,225 yards and nine touchdowns with the New York Jets over five seasons, leading them in punt returns each year. He had career highs with 56 catches and 827 yards receiving in 2012.

Tate led the Lions in punt returns last season. They will likely want Tate to focus on his job as the team's No. 1 receiver this year.

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