If you’re looking for a receiver who hasn’t played much of a role for the Green Bay Packers to start playing a larger one, that guy is probably not Jeff Janis. It’s Jared Abbrederis.
The coaching staff is raving about Abbrederis’ attention to detail and practice habits and that’s likely to earn him more opportunities down the stretch.
“He’s put together a couple of nice weeks of practice in a row, so I expect to see him earning more playing time,” receivers coach Alex Van Pelt said.
Abbrederis has just five catches for 73 yards this season, but he’s only been active for six games. Abbrederis started the season on the practice squad and then missed a couple weeks with a rib injury.
After missing the entirety of his rookie season with a torn ACL, this is really Abbrederis’ first action in the pros. And so this is about the time you’d expect him to start coming on.
Will Abbrederis save the Packers’ passing offense?
That seems like a stretch, but he certainly could be an improvement over James Jones or Davante Adams as Aaron Rodgers’ second or third option.
I agree with this article, but here’s the elephant in the room. Is it just me, or does it seem every time this dude gets hit, he get’s injured?
There certainly seems to be a bit too much porcelain in the guy …
That seems to be the big news. I don’t know how McCarthy went from stating he needs to shut up about influencing Clements play calling, to actually taking the play calling back in a matter of 5 days. I wonder if him and Clements got into it.
Here we are in week 14 and this team doesn’t seem to have an identity. WTF is going on up there?
It’s too bad he gets hurt all the time. In college, he always seemed to make the tough catch even after a hard hit. Of course, the pro game is on another level of hitting. It would be great to see a Wisconsin native succeed for the packers. You will hear a little extra noise from the crowd when abbrederis makes a catch.
Looks like Abbrederis is taking some snaps away from Adams.
Great another possession receiver. Who gives a fuck.
So the guy is great in practice and can brown nose really good…can he stretch a field? No? Then I dont want him on the field. The Packers need a deep threat. When we face Seattle or Arizona in the playoffs if we dont have a deep threat its game over, those teams will just smother us at the line of scrimmage.