Kearse, 26, was charged with driving while intoxicated and carrying a firearmwithout a permit in October.
Kearse signed with the Lions in March after spending four seasons with theMinnesota Vikings.
He will be allowed to participate in training camp before the suspension goesinto effect for the season opener. He is eligible to return Sept. 28 after theLions' game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Kearse has recorded 79 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery in 62career games with the Vikings.
--Field Level Media
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