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Washington Redskins 2014 Player Profile: Frank Kearse, DL

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Player profile for a roster hopeful on the defensive line

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Frank Kearse

Defensive End / Nose Tackle

Alabama A&M

Drafted in the 7th round by the Miami Dolphins in 2011

@GoodFella_99 (Not very active)

Career Stats

Season Team Games Played Total Tackles Sacks
2011 Carolina Panthers 6 10 0.5
2012 Carolina Panthers 8 13 1.0
2013 Dallas Cowboys 2 1 0
Career 16 24 1.5

  • He was released by the Dolphins in their final cuts of 2011.
  • In 2013 he was released by the Panthers in final cuts. He was signed to the Tennessee Titan's practice squad late that season and was later signed to Cowboys' roster in December.
2014 Outlook

Frank Kearse currently sits at the bottom of the defensive line depth chart. If all things are status quo in pre-season then Kearse will find it hard to even survive the first round of cuts.  However, the defensive line is full of question marks.  Guys in front of him like Barry Cofield, Jason Hatcher, and Stephen Bowen are all working their way back from surgeries. At the age of 25, Kearse does not have as many miles on him as other veterans ahead of him like Kedric Golston, Clifton Geathers, and Doug Worthington.  Having played in 16 games in his career, Kearse is not eligible for the practice squad so his best case scenario is a few cap casualties and injuries ahead of him in order to compete for a roster spot with Chris Neild, Clifton Geathers, and Robert Thomas.  Hopefully, it doesn't come to that.

Roster Bubble

Training Camp Player

Personal Information
  • Kearse calls Savannah, GA his home.
  • After extensive research, I believe he has NO relation to Jevon "The Freak" Kearse.
  • The two games Kearse was active for last year was against the Redskins and Eagles. He played in Washington and Dallas for those games, respectively.
  • Although he was there for only a few weeks, he did play alongside Jason Hatcher in Dallas last year.
  • He's known for being a great interviewee with a large, infectious personality. Should be good for the locker room while he's here.