Wide receiver Jared Abbrederis’ time as a local legend appears to be finished. The Green Bay Packers waived the Wisconsin native and former walk-on with the Wisconsin Badgers after coming to an injury settlement on Thursday.
Injuries have marred his entire NFL career, unfortunately.
After Green Bay selected him 176th overall in the fifth-round of the 2014 NFL draft, Abbrederis missed his rookie season due to a torn ACL. Then, he sat out his second training camp due to a severe concussion. This week, he was dealing with a thigh bruise, definitely not as serious as the other two injuries, but apparently, the Packers had enough and elected to part ways with the third-year wide out.
Abbrederis has appeared in 14 regular season games and recorded 10 catches for 119 yards. In the playoffs last year, he posted six receptions and 69 yards. He has reached the 50-yard plateau twice in his career, in Week 9 against the Detroit Lions and versus the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Divisional Round last January.
He had one catch for eight yards on two targets this season.
Abbrederis may be eligible to return to the Packers in the future depending upon the terms of the injury settlement, which were not disclosed. For now, though, he will be forced to search for work elsewhere.
At Wisconsin, the now 25-year-old made 202 catches for 3,140 yards and 23 touchdowns in his four-year collegiate career. His best season came in his senior year when he had 78 receptions for 1,081 yards and seven touchdowns. He also had eight scores his sophomore year. Abbrederis played in four bowl games, including the Rose Bowl three times, but Wisconsin lost all four games.