Somehow, receiver Jeff Janis has returned to practice less than a month after breaking a bone in his hand.
How did he do this, you ask? As the bionic man, apparently.
Even though receivers use their hands to do their jobs, Janis is back in action like a defensive lineman would be. He has a club covering his broken hand.
Jeff Janis, who fractured a bone in his right hand on Aug. 10, is back at practice for the first time. He has a… https://t.co/pHPEv0vyYk
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) August 29, 2016
Clearly, at this point, Janis’ roster spot is in jeopardy. He probably felt he had to do something to get back on the field.
And as we’ve always maintained, Janis will make this team for his special teams ability. He hasn’t shown anything as a receiver, despite ample training camp opportunities to do so.
On the flip side, this only complicates matters for the Packers. An injured Janis was an easy decision — stash the guy on one of the injury lists and make a decision later.
Now, the Packers probably need to either keep Janis on the active roster and lose someone else or lose Janis.
Am I the only one who’s not even remotely surprised??? I remember a certain character named Myles White last year who had a hell of a preseason, but nothing became of him, and now everyone is making the same mistake with Geronimo Allison. Hell, I’d keep Allison if we could, but temper your expectations people, he’s only done things in the preseason, unlike Janis who has had his big moments in games that matter. There just isn’t room on the roster for both.