Packers Add Jared Abbrederis, Others to Practice Squad
The Green Bay Packers practice squad started taking shape on Sunday and the biggest name among the additions was receiver Jared Abbrederis.
The Packers released the second-year receiver on Saturday. The 2014 fifth-round draft pick cleared waivers and was added to the 10-man practice squad on Sunday.
Also joining Abbrederis was another 2014 draft pick — linebacker Carl Bradford, a fourth-round pick. The Packers also brought back a 2015 sixth-round pick, defensive lineman Christian Ringo.
The remaining additions were offensive linemen Matt Rotheram and Jeremy Vujnovich, linebacker James Vaughters, running back John Crockett, tight end Justin Perillo, receiver Ed Williams and cornerback Robertson Daniel.
Perillo spent time on both the practice squad and active roster in 2014. He made a decent push for a roster spot during training camp, but ultimately lost the third tight end spot to sixth-round pick Kennard Backman.
Vujnovich was also on the practice squad in 2014. Rotheram, Crockett, Vaughters and Williams were undrafted free agent signings by the Packers this offseason. Daniel was an undrafted free agent signing by the Raiders this offseason. He was released on final cuts.
Two of the guys the Packers released on Saturday were claimed by other teams — defensive tackle Khyri Thornton was claimed by New England and tight end Mitchell Henry was claimed by Denver.