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Jared Abbrederis will Need to Pick It Up

Jared Abbrederis

We’ve talked about the Green Bay Packers extraordinary depth at wide receiver. We’ve also talked about the fact that the situation may make it tough for 2014 draft picks Jared Abbrederis and Jeff Janis to make the roster, this year.

Abbrederis more so than Janis, it appears.

Rob Demovsky says that Janis is ahead of Abbrederis right now, which means the former Wisconsin Badger could end up being on the outside looking in.

The Packers sometimes keep just five receivers, and they could do the same again this year, especially if they want that third halfback. If that’s the case, then Abbrederis could be in trouble. Janis is way ahead of him at this point.

A lot can change between now and the regular season and it usually does, but at this point, Janis would be the Packers fifth receiver.

And that’s not totally surprising.

Although he had only two receptions in 2014, Janis should be ahead of Abbrederis, who missed the entire year with a torn ACL. Abbrederis simply hasn’t gotten the same number of practice reps.

He does have some ground to make up and he’ll also have to fend off the challenges from what appears to be a pretty talented undrafted rookie receiver class.

Perhaps the only good news for Abbrederis is he’s healthy again and has been a full participant in offseason activities.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. BZ in BA July 1, 2015

    Abbrederis has better hands. Janis has better feet. You make the call….

  2. ferris July 1, 2015

    I think Abbrederis would have had more than 2 catches. He always got open for WI with limited white skills.

  3. Hmm, interesting. Glass stem, Chore Boy, twenty dollar bill and a telephone.

  4. Vano Lucas July 2, 2015

    I’d like to see a translation for that!

  5. Arcturus July 2, 2015

    His Twitter bio says first and foremost he’s a follower of Christ. Maybe he should try being a football player first for a while and leave the mysticism behind.

  6. Jim July 3, 2015

    Re: Ferris

    Janis played in three games you dweeb.