Considering how things have gone for receiver Jared Abbrederis this year, this was probably inevitable.
He had a better training camp than any other receiver. He was healthy for the first time ever to start a season. Then the season began and Abbrederis was forgotten, getting only 24 total snaps until the Packers put him on injured reserve last week.
When they did so, we knew Abbrederis didn’t really have a season-ending injury. And now, the Packers have given Abbrederis an injury settlement and released him.
It’s been a pretty maddening couple years for Abbrederis with the Packers, probably both for himself and for fans. They guy earned praise from Aaron Rodgers, Mike McCarthy and then for whatever reason, was never afforded any playing time.
He had just one reception for eight yards this season and finishes his Packers’ career with 10 for 119.
It’s one thing if the guy didn’t do anything when he was on the field, but Abbrederis showed ability and production when he was given an opportunity.
Thus concludes another disappointing personnel journey with your Green Bay Packers.
You listen to players and coaches talk about Janis, and reading between the lines you get the feeling he doesn’t belong.
You listen to them talk about Abby, and he’s doing great, he even won pre-season. Then, they get rid of him and keep Janis.
I can’t find any rhyme or reason with this team, and i’m pretty sure TT and MM don’t either.
Same problem as last year, this offense still doesn’t have an identity.
Very sad. Ever since the way Josh Sitton was treated, I’ve doubted whether the team deals with its players in an honest and balanced way. Maybe Abby will get a fairer shake elsewhere. The good will between management and employees has again suffered more damage.
Unfortunately the differentiator was probably …
Game tying Hail-Mary catches…
Janis : 1
Abby : 0
Hate seeing Abby go, always had high hopes for him… wondering if he was5nr worthy of #12s “trust” for whatever locker room banter based reason…
This really sucks. Finally a receiver who runs his routes correctly and catches the ball. I guess if you get picked higher in the draft you stick whether you can play or not. Typical TT. Me, make a mistake? Well TT, you just made one. I hope Jared catches on with a team and plays the Packers and tears them up. Good luck Jared you deserve better.
Anyone NFC North team would be stoopid not to grab him….
I think he’ll end up in New England eventually where he will become another productive slot receiver/ KR in the mold of Danny Amendola. At least I hope so for his sake. He has the precise route running skills to get open in short areas like Amendola/ Edelman and I could see him fitting into that type of offense more.
When the team put Davis out for punt returns over Abby the team said exactly what they had in store for Abby. It was so clear that the team said Abby was not in their future plans. No one should have missed the message. In addition Abby received a few offensive snaps in the Dallas game and was injured. Look at how few offensive snaps he received over the years and how often he is injured. The only mistake the team made was not being honest and cutting Abby when forming the final 53.
To sum up: they don’t trust Abbrederis to make a fair catch. That’s all that Davis has done back there.
I don’t like seeing a rookie field punts. As the weather gets worse it concerns me more. As far as Abby goes it doesn’t matter what Davis has done on punt returns. Davis was considered a more viable option than Abby by the team. That alone indicated Abby was not in the Packers future plans fair catches or not.
The quantity of fair catches by this team is not acceptable. Some of those are on Davis and Hyde, however the punt return blockers and jammers could do a lot better job slowing down the opposition punt coverage players.
Teams release players who are frequently injured. Get over it.
Abby wasn’t injured this year until the last week or so and we don’t even know if that was legit. He is by far the best route runner on the team. He had four catches in the first half of the Cardinal playoff game last year. He looked very good in the preseason and then was shut down. For a team that can’t find receivers open going on a year it makes no sense but when you think about the Packers brain trust it makes perfect sense. This is truly a franchise on the decline. They desperately need management turnover.
Fuck Green Bay Abby…. I was rooting for you the whole time. Go get it done where someone wants to use your talents. Best of Luck to you and your family.
He just isn’t good enough to make a significant contribution. If Janis’ special teams play slips he’ll be gone also.
The GM has really let the WR and RB positions deteriorate. The horror. The horror.
The ceiling is much higher for Janis.
The problem is, his ceiling is now. This is his 3rd season, if he doesn’t become an integral part of this offense by the end of the season, it’s probably time to move on.
I agree but Janis has more value with his special teams play. We already have 3 slot wr on the team so it was pointless to keep him.