Frank Kearse
Kearse with the Washington Redskins in 2015
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Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-10-28) October 28, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth: Savannah, Georgia
Career information
College: Alabama A&M
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 231
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Miami Dolphins ( 2011)*
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Tackles     43
Quarterback sacks     5.5
Pass deflections     1
Stats at
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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 careerEdit

Miami DolphinsEdit

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The Miami Dolphins selected Kearse with the 231st overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.[1][2]

Carolina PanthersEdit

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 TitansEdit

The Tennessee Titans signed Kearse to its practice squad on November 26, 2013.[3]

Dallas CowboysEdit

Kearse was signed onto the Dallas Cowboys' roster from the Titans' practice squad on December 18, 2013.[4] The Cowboys released him on May 12, 2014.[5]

Washington RedskinsEdit

On May 17, 2014, Kearse signed with the Washington Redskins.[6] In a Week 2 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Kearse recorded one of ten sacks the Redskins had on quarterback Chad Henne.[7] 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.[8] 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,[9] re-signed with the team on September 14.[10] He was released again on September 19 in order to promote linebacker Terrance Plummer from the practice squad,[11] but again re-signed on September 21.[12] He was released for a third time on October 3,[13] but re-signed again two days later.[14][15]

New England PatriotsEdit

On March 11, 2016, Kearse signed with the New England Patriots.[16]

On August 23, 2016, Kearse was released by the Patriots.[17] 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. "2011 NFL Draft Listing" (in en).
  3. Archer, Todd (December 18, 2013). "Cowboys add DL Frank Kearse". Retrieved May 17, 2014.
  4. George, Brandon (December 18, 2013). "Dallas Cowboys sign WR/kick returner Micheal Spurlock, DT Frank Kearse to active roster". Retrieved May 17, 2014.
  5. Cowboys Release Six Players To Make Room For New Acquisitions
  6. Walker, Andrew (May 17, 2014). "Gruden: ‘Hats Off’ To Those At Rookie Minicamp". Retrieved May 17, 2014.
  7. "Redskins-Jaguars Monday Stats Pack". September 15, 2014. Retrieved January 2, 2015.
  8. Czarda, Stephen (October 18, 2014). "Frank Kearse Follows Unlikely Path To Redskins". Retrieved January 2, 2015.
  9. "9/12: Redskins Make Roster Moves". September 12, 2015. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  10. "9/14: Redskins Make Roster Moves". September 14, 2015. Retrieved September 14, 2015.
  11. Walker, Andrew (September 19, 2015). "Redskins Sign Terrance Plummer To Active Roster". Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  12. Hanzus, Dan (September 21, 2015). "Redskins cut David Amerson, former second-rounder". Retrieved September 22, 2015.
  13. "10/3: Redskins Make Roster Moves". October 3, 2015. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  14. Jones, Mike (October 5, 2015). "Redskins bring defensive end Frank Kearse back, add two to practice squad". Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  15. 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.
  16. Alper, Josh (March 11, 2016). "Patriots sign Frank Kearse". Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  17. "Patriots release RB Donald Brown; Release two players".

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