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New York Jets vs. Detroit Lions: Will Jermaine Kearse play in Week 1?

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FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 31: Jermaine Kearse #10 of the New York Jets is tackled by Patrick Chung #23 of the New England Patriots during the first half at Gillette Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 31: Jermaine Kearse #10 of the New York Jets is tackled by Patrick Chung #23 of the New England Patriots during the first half at Gillette Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Things are looking good for New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse heading into Week 1 action against the Detroit Lions.

A few weeks ago about halfway into the preseason, New York Jets wide receiver Jermaine Kearse was hit with an abdomen injury that sidelined him for the most part. The Jets being cautious, decided to not rush the healing process and limit his activities during that time and in team practices.

Rich Cimini of ESPN recently gave an update on Kearse which looks to be good news as he prepares for a Monday Night Football matchup against the Detroit Lions. Cimini reported that Kearse returned to practice this week but on a limited basis.

Kearse’s chances of playing in the season opener bode well since the Jets offense undoubtedly needs him in the lineup if they are to leave the game victorious. At this point in time, the wide receiver corps of the Jets is pretty banged up.

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Quincy Enunwa (neck) and Terrelle Pryor (foot) are coming off of serious injuries that required season-ending surgeries. The only fully healthy receivers the Jets have are Robby Anderson and Andre Roberts.

If Kearse ends up missing this game entirely, the Jets offense will likely feature even more of a rushing attack against the Lions. The ground game will likely be even more of an emphasis besides the Jets starting rookie quarterback Sam Darnold under center.

Kearse’s final game status will likely be revealed on Sunday or early Monday morning the latest but by all accounts, he’ll likely be labeled as questionable. Hopefully, he’ll be able to contribute on offense as the Jets do their best to start the season with a win on the road.

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