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Packers sign a pair of picks

Jared Abbrederis, Tim Bennett AP

The Packers drafted three wide receivers and they’ve signed two of them.

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that the team has signed wide receiver Jared Abbrederis to a four-year contract. Abbrederis, a fifth-round pick, won’t be traveling far to get to his new team. He played collegiately at Wisconsin and built a reputation as a sure-handed receiver while catching 78 passes for the Badgers last season.

The Packers haven’t announced that signing or that of seventh-round pick Jeff Janis, although Janis’ signing shows up on the league’s daily transaction report. Janis was the 236th pick who will be trying to prove that it’s not too big a leap from Division II Saginaw Valley State to the NFL. Both rookies will join second-round pick Davante Adams and Jarrett Boykin in the mix for snaps behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.

The transaction report also brings word that the Packers have waived defensive back James Nixon with a failed physical designation. Nixon played three games last season before going on injured reserve with a knee injury.

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24 Responses to “Packers sign a pair of picks”
  1. hitemhard215 says: May 14, 2014 6:04 PM

    I know Randall Cobb missed most of the season but jeez how do you forget about him… I mean they’ve only showed that beautiful 4th and 8 play how many times? ?? GO PACK!!!!!

  2. jdhein22 says: May 14, 2014 6:06 PM

    Myles White.

  3. tokyosandblaster says: May 14, 2014 6:06 PM

    Welcome to the most storied franchise in the sport, gentlemen. You are now a cut above the rest of the teams and players. Our expectations are higher than most teams, because we don’t think the benchmark for greatness is divisional championships from the 80s.

    We expect you to win it all.

    >

  4. purplepanteez says: May 14, 2014 6:08 PM

    Whatever.

    My Vikings have waaaaaaay more exciting players than the Packers.

    Just the thought of Teddy Bridgewater makes my hair tingle.

    Don’t really care if we win a lot of games.

    I just like that hair tingling feeling.

  5. Frazier28/7 says: May 14, 2014 6:12 PM

    A 2nd rd pick, a 5th rd pick and a 7th on a WR, come on man! fix ur defense other than nix

  6. qdog112 says: May 14, 2014 6:37 PM

    If Jared Abbrederis can stay healthy, he’s gonna be a good possession guy. He helped make Russell Wilson’s year at UW a great one.

    If the NFL is not too fast for him and he avoids the concussions, he might return punts as well. I trust this guy. I think Rodgers will too.

  7. teal379 says: May 14, 2014 6:39 PM

    Jared Abbrederis will compete, the guy doesn’t know the meaning of the term “give up”. I hope he can be a good return man. If he can produce at the WR position – great. He did make Roby from OSU look like a scrub in their game.

    10 catches for 207 yards. Roby went in the first round. If JA can produce like that against a round 1 CB – he could be better than his draft position dictates and NO ONE will confuse the QB at Wisconsin last year with Aaron Rodgers.

  8. tonyc920 says: May 14, 2014 6:42 PM

    They didn’t mention Abbrederis is also born and raised a Wisconsin boy and his hometown is Wautoma Wi, a mere 80 miles from GB.

  9. tonyc920 says: May 14, 2014 6:48 PM

    I am so ready to see what this Janis kid can do.
    If you look at his combine events, this kid could be the steal of the draft. His bench press, 40 time, 3 cone, short shuttle. My god he’s athletically gifted for a 6’3″ 220#.man.
    The coaching staff will correct his few faults. He could be a Jordy Nelson clone, only faster and stronger.

  10. jtp13 says: May 14, 2014 6:50 PM

    “fix ur defense other than nix”

    Clinton-Dix, Julius Peppers, and Casey Hayward returning from injury. Plus Nick Perry and Datone Jones are still developing and could have career years.

  11. cjames418 says: May 14, 2014 6:55 PM

    Not sure why the Packers drafted 3 wr’s. I love Abbrederis and Adams but we already have Boykin who showed promise. We need to address the god darn defense. Dumb Capers must go! It will be the same deal this year. We score tons of points on offense but the defense is torched once again by Colin Kaepernick. This is coming from a die hard Packers fan.

  12. thevikesarebest says: May 14, 2014 7:11 PM

    The cheeseheads still have no o line or defense and a china doll qb.plus these picks were laughable.this why we take over the NFC north and the packers revert back to the their mediocre of the 80s.SKOL

  13. thepftpoet says: May 14, 2014 7:13 PM

    Teddy Bridgewater will be a better QB than Aaron Rodgers in 3 years.

  14. packerenglishmajor says: May 14, 2014 7:33 PM

    Aberdaris is a great pick for the Packers I wish the Vikes would have got him – A Viking Fan

  15. thevikingdefender says: May 14, 2014 7:37 PM

    From 1973 to 1995 the packers could not muster up one divisional title.

  16. packhawk04 says: May 14, 2014 7:57 PM

    Viking fans are talking about history??

  17. thevikingdefender says: May 14, 2014 8:18 PM

    All and all the pack and the vikes each had some of the best drafts out of the 32 teams. All experts grade them an A draft. Packers have to be very happy ha-ha Clinton Dixon fell to them in the draft. He will be a pro bowl safety in the nfl. I also like the Vikings safety antone exum. He will take time to develop tho.

  18. luigiboy12 says: May 14, 2014 8:40 PM

    Boykin showed some flashes toward end of last season. Packers should have solid receiving corps for awhile. Not hurt by letting James Jones leave in free agency.

  19. antdavis23gbpackers says: May 14, 2014 8:52 PM

    From 1961-present the vikings could not win a Superbowl.

  20. Carl Gerbschmidt says: May 14, 2014 10:43 PM

    Even Vike fans have to be impressed with the team Mr. Ted Thompson is putting together.

  21. thevikingdefender says: May 14, 2014 10:54 PM

    Haha a super bowl is much much much harder to get then to win your own division. Packers sucked for the longest time and were actually being considered of being moved out of the nfc north.

  22. brownsmakemecrazy says: May 15, 2014 3:46 AM

    This is a great pick for the Packers. I hate BigTen football. Its boring. But this guy is good.

    Amazing the Packers have very good WRs and they take more. The Browns have no WRs and they drafted none. Thats why the Packers are good, and the Browns will lose 14 games this year.

  23. ajd4 says: May 15, 2014 9:54 PM

    I have no problem with the Packers picking 3 WR’s. Since Jones is gone, we are 1 injury away from Myles White seeing significant playing time. 2 injuries away from Taco Wallace. I also think it is a good idea to keep re-loading Rodgers with weapons through his prime. I prefer the best player available approach in the draft, obviously if you have 2 evenly rated players it is wise to pick the one that fills a need, but to reach for a player based on need stinks of desperation and the Factory of Sadness (sorry Browns fans, at least it can only get better). I like what the Packers did in the draft and their defense will be improved this year.

  24. ariani1985 says: May 16, 2014 12:06 PM

    Lol at turd bay!

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