Seattle has reportedly placed a second-round tender on WR Jermaine Kearse, which goes a long way toward assuring he will remain with the team.

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Seattle receiver Jermaine Kearse, a restricted free agent, has received a second-round tender, according to an ESPN report this morning.

That means a team would have to give the Seahawks a second-round pick if it were to sign Kearse, and assures him a salary of $2.356 million if he signs the tender with Seattle.

That’s the same level at which Seattle last year tendered Doug Baldwin. Baldwin did not sign an offer sheet with another team and eventually agreed to a two-year extension with the Seahawks.

Kearse was an undrafted free agent out of Washington and was Seattle’s second-leading receiver last season with 38 catches for 537 yards. He also made the winning touchdown catch in overtime in the NFC Championship game against Green Bay.

Kearse is one of Seattle’s five restricted free agents, also including defensive lineman Greg Sruggs, who Tweeted yesterday he had agreed to a one-year contract to stay with the Seaahwks. Others include LB Mike Morgan and WR Bryan Walters.