Frank Kearse

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Frank Kearse
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Kearse with the Washington Redskins in 2015
No. -- Free agent
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-10-28) October 28, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Savannah, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
College: Alabama A&M
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 231
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Tackles: 43
Quarterback sacks: 5.5
Pass deflections: 1
Player stats at

Frank Kearse (born October 28, 1988) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Alabama A&M.

He has also played for the Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys, and Washington Redskins.

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Kearse with the Dolphins in the 2011

The Miami Dolphins selected Kearse with the 231st overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.[1]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Played in six games with four starts at nose tackle for Carolina Panthers. Inactive during the beginning of the 2011 season. He was released on August 28, 2013.

Tennessee Titans[edit]

The Tennessee Titans signed Kearse to its practice squad on November 26, 2013.[2]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Kearse was signed onto the Dallas Cowboys' roster from the Titans' practice squad on December 18, 2013.[3] The Cowboys released him on May 12, 2014.[4]

Washington Redskins[edit]

On May 17, 2014, Kearse signed with the Washington Redskins.[5] In a Week 2 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Kearse recorded one of ten sacks the Redskins had on quarterback Chad Henne.[6] In a Monday Night Football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 5, Kearse recorded a career-high five combined tackles, including a sack on quarterback Russell Wilson.[7] In a Week 7 win against the Tennessee Titans, Kearse would record the team's only sack. He would finish the season with 15 total tackles, and 3 sacks.

Kearse was released on September 12, 2015 in order to promote linebacker Houston Bates from the team's practice squad,[8] re-signed with the team on September 14.[9] He was release again on September 19 in order to promote linebacker Terrance Plummer from the practice squad,[10] but again re-signed on September 21.[11] He was released for a third time on October 3,[12] but re-signed again two days later.[13][14]

New England Patriots[edit]

On March 11, 2016, Kearse signed with the New England Patriots.[15]

On August 23, 2016, Kearse was released by the Patriots.[16] On August 27, 2016, Kearse cleared waivers and was placed on injured reserve. On September 1, 2016, Kearse was released from the Patriots' injured reserve list with an injury settlement.


  1. ^ Miami Dolphins wrap up draft by selecting DT Frank Kearse, CB Jimmy Wilson in 7th round
  2. ^ Archer, Todd (December 18, 2013). "Cowboys add DL Frank Kearse". Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  3. ^ George, Brandon (December 18, 2013). "Dallas Cowboys sign WR/kick returner Micheal Spurlock, DT Frank Kearse to active roster". Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  4. ^ Cowboys Release Six Players To Make Room For New Acquisitions
  5. ^ Walker, Andrew (May 17, 2014). "Gruden: ‘Hats Off’ To Those At Rookie Minicamp". Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  6. ^ "Redskins-Jaguars Monday Stats Pack". September 15, 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-02. 
  7. ^ Czarda, Stephen (October 18, 2014). "Frank Kearse Follows Unlikely Path To Redskins". Retrieved 2015-01-02. 
  8. ^ "9/12: Redskins Make Roster Moves". September 12, 2015. Retrieved September 12, 2015. 
  9. ^ "9/14: Redskins Make Roster Moves". September 14, 2015. Retrieved September 14, 2015. 
  10. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 19, 2015). "Redskins Sign Terrance Plummer To Active Roster". Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  11. ^ Hanzus, Dan (September 21, 2015). "Redskins cut David Amerson, former second-rounder". Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  12. ^ "10/3: Redskins Make Roster Moves". October 3, 2015. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  13. ^ Jones, Mike (October 5, 2015). "Redskins bring defensive end Frank Kearse back, add two to practice squad". Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  14. ^ Steinberg, Dan (October 15, 2015). "Here’s what it’s like to get cut by the Redskins three times in four weeks". Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  15. ^ Alper, Josh (March 11, 2016). "Patriots sign Frank Kearse". Retrieved March 11, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Patriots release RB Donald Brown; Release two players". 

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