Browns add former Packers wideout Jeff Janis

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Browns General Manager John Dorsey isn’t finished reeling in former Packers for his new project.

According to Peter Schrager of the NFL Network, the Browns are signing former Packers wideout Jeff Janis.

Janis was a seventh-round pick of the Packers in 2014. Dorsey was gone from Green Bay to Kansas City by that point, but his personnel hires Eliot Wolf and Alonzo Highsmith were there and are familiar with the work of Janis.

Janis has 17 career receptions, and will be fighting for a depth spot at a receiver position bolstered by the addition of Jarvis Landry to a group including Josh Gordon and Corey Coleman.

43 responses to “Browns add former Packers wideout Jeff Janis

  1. PoliticalCorrectnessBelongsInTheKitchen says:
    March 30, 2018 at 1:13 pm
    You guys do realize Elliot Wolf is there correct?
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    It says right in the article that Eliot Wolf is aware of janis’ abilities.

  2. Good kid and a special team’s maven.
    I always held out hope that he could translate his speed into on field production. It just never happened.
    As a 7th round pick, it was always a roll of the dice anyway.
    I honestly hope Cleveland can get more out of him, though he has some serious talent to displace on that depth chart.

  3. My point is simply if a packer goes to Cleveland it’s not Dorsey who deserves credit. He also got it with demarious Randall…. Both of these moves are wolf moves. Quite honestly im still just a little miffed why they passed him over for Guntekunst. Can’t help but wonder if the pack would be better off if they kept him and Jordy instead of whatever the hell it is they are doing anymore.

  4. How can you be miffed at Gutenkunst? We havent even had a season to see how his moves play out. Everything he has done so far has been an improvement to the Packers team. Everyone knew Jordy had lost a step and he himself had retirement discussions already. Once they start thinking about retirement, time to move on. People complain that Thompson just sat idle and now complain when the team shakes things up before the season is even underway. Sheeeesh.

  5. This kid was struggling with the playbook after 3 years. He isn’t too bright. He also has a tough time catching the ball with his hands consistently. I saw he only made 4 tackles on special teams last year. Not worth a roster spot and don’t be surprised if he is released in training camp.

  6. I’m miffed because his father made the Packers great and they have been mentioning for YEARS how he was the heir apparent. Instead they promote this guy. Not undeserving but definitely cut the line. And that’s why wolf left. Cleveland will be good again and they will have Elliott in part to thank for it.

  7. How can you be miffed at Gutenkunst? We havent even had a season to see how his moves play out. Everything he has done so far has been an improvement to the Packers team. Everyone knew Jordy had lost a step and he himself had retirement discussions already.
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    I’m more than willing to give Gutey a chance. But I’ve seen enough of Jimmy Graham living out here Seattle to say with certainty that Graham-for-Nelson is NOT a net positive.

    If you want to say Jordy lost a step, so be it. But he was still producing when Rodgers was healthy and on the field.

    Graham hasn’t been the same since the patella injury, and his effort has been questionable to say the least.

    I’ll take Jordy in that scenario each and every gameday.

  8. PoliticalCorrectnessBelongsInTheKitchen says:
    March 30, 2018 at 1:28 pm
    Quite honestly im still just a little miffed why they passed him over for Guntekunst.

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    The only reason you are miffed is because of Wolf’s name. Nothing to do with the work he has done. I am glad they went with a guy who had to work his way into the league over a kid who has been handed all his positions.

  9. Quite honestly im still just a little miffed why they passed [Wolf] over for Guntekunst.
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    It will be interesting to see how it plays out.

    It not like we can point at players on the roster and say ‘that is a Wolf guy’.. ‘that was Guteys guy’… ‘that one was all Ted’… we just don’t know.

  10. He’s an elite special-teams player who can play wideout if you need him to in a pinch. Guys like that can have a nice career in the NFL. That is if the NFL doesn’t do away with kick-offs and punts.

  11. 2 points to make;
    #1, Nelson lost a step or two. But the worst was he couldn’t create any separation like he use to. @$10 mil/yr he had to go if he would renegotiate. Rather see a player go early than too late.
    #2, Jeff Janis, great athlete but couldn’t run routes accurately. He’s a spec teams monster.

  12. I’m miffed because his father made the Packers great and they have been mentioning for YEARS how he was the heir apparent. Instead they promote this guy. Not undeserving but definitely cut the line. And that’s why wolf left.
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    The fanbase assumed Eliot was the heir apparent. The media assumed. The team never said anything of the sort.

    And who jumped the line? Gutey started his career in 1998 as a scout with the Chiefs. Wolf didn’t get his start until 2004.

  13. I like this signing. He didn’t do much after his big playoff game against the Cards, Packers had too many guys ahead of him. Maybe this is his shot.

  14. xenova1 says:

    March 30, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    What did he do wrong to get imprisoned into the basement?
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    he just left the NFC NORTH basement.

  15. aarons444 says:

    I’m miffed because his father made the Packers great and they have been mentioning for YEARS how he was the heir apparent. Instead they promote this guy.

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    A completely understandable sentiment but consider this; Mark Murphy asked Brian Gutekunst in the interview process to go into his own records and produce a scouting report for each of the Packer’s draft picks in the last 5 years. If that story is true, Murphy must have written proof of the differences in assessments of these players between Gut and Ted Thompson. And he must have liked what he read. Mark Murphy also interviewed Wolfe also and likely asked him the same thing. Point being, you have to have a little faith in Mark Murphy because if this team doesn’t turn it around, both Gut and Muphy will be in the same Greyhound bus headed out of town.

  16. I recall seeing Janis at the Combine, and thinking he looked very talented. If he gets an opportunity with the Browns, wouldn’t be surprised if he did well.

  17. pftpoettwo says:
    March 30, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Introducing your Cleveland Vikings, where all ex packers will now end up.
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    I don’t see any former Packers on the Vikings’ roster, but I did notice that the Packers traded a former first-round pick at a position of need for them to the Browns for a quarterback with an 0-15 record.

  18. I’m miffed because his father made the Packers great and they have been mentioning for YEARS how he was the heir apparent. Instead they promote this guy. Not undeserving but definitely cut the line. And that’s why wolf left. Cleveland will be good again and they will have Elliott in part to thank for it.

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    They have been mentioning for years how he was the heir apparent? Who is “they”? The media? The fans?? PFT comment poster??? It surely wasn’t the front office, because “they” don’t talk about their future plans with fans like us.

  19. gbpackfan3 says:
    March 30, 2018 at 12:55 PM

    Very solid special teams player but he’ll always be remembered for those 2 catches in that playoff loss

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    Emphasis on the loss.

  20. Physically, I always thought he looked the part.
    Mentally, I guess it wasn’t there — plus, its not GB didn’t have a bunch of quality ahead of him. Plus, you have the earn the Aaron’s trust.

  21. Um. This many comments about Jeff Janis? Chillax. The Packers just cleared another roster spot and the Browns signed their special teams captain and fill in receiver if two guys are hurt at the same time. End of story. Move along.

  22. jackfactor2014 says:
    March 30, 2018 at 4:36 pm
    Um. This many comments about Jeff Janis? Chillax. The Packers just cleared another roster spot and the Browns signed their special teams captain and fill in receiver if two guys are hurt at the same time. End of story. Move along.
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    Are you just joining us? It’s the Viking trolls. They like to pick fights. The subject doesn’t matter.

  23. I’d love to see this dude get a legitimate shot. He was buried by a nice WR corps in GB and it looks like he’s gonna be buried again behind Gordon, Landry and Coleman. I wish a more WR-needy squad would’ve grabbed him.

  24. diveleft says:
    March 30, 2018 at 4:05 pm
    gbpackfan3 says:
    March 30, 2018 at 12:55 PM
    Very solid special teams player but he’ll always be remembered for those 2 catches in that playoff loss
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    Emphasis on the loss.
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    Just like Diggs will always be remembered for that one catch in the playoff victory….. before the playoff loss that kept Minny from playing in the Super Bowl at home.

    Emphasis on the loss.

  25. Before you say a guy can’t catch, look at his playing tape from the preseason or form college, or from games where he got playing time. The problem was getting on the same page as AR, who wants to include certain nuances in routes that JJ didn’t include (such as break angles, separation timing, etc)

  26. “I don’t see any former Packers on the Vikings’ roster, but I did notice that the Packers traded a former first-round pick at a position of need for them to the Browns for a quarterback with an 0-15 record.”

    Mark Sanchez had a winning record with the Jets, does that make him a winning quarterback? It takes more than 1 guy to win or lose games.

  27. ‘“I don’t see any former Packers on the Vikings’ roster, but I did notice that the Packers traded a former first-round pick at a position of need for them to the Browns for a quarterback with an 0-15 record.”

    Mark Sanchez had a winning record with the Jets, does that make him a winning quarterback? It takes more than 1 guy to win or lose games.’

    The Jets went to the AFC Championship game with Sanchez, then acquired Favre and went 8-8. So according to Viking fan logic Sanchez was better than Favre.

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