Nov 23, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Jared Abbrederis (4) attempts to get around Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive back Martez Shabazz (3) in the second half at TCF Bank Stadium. The Badgers won 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers: 2 Draft Picks Sign Deals; CB James Nixon Released

According to reports, two of the three wide receivers the Green Bay Packers selected in last weekend’s NFL Draft are now under contract.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, former Wisconsin wideout Jared Abbrederis has signed a four-year deal:

Meanwhile, the team also signed wide receiver Jeff Janis, their seventh-round pick out of Division II Saginaw Valley State, according to a release on their official website. Cornerback James Nixon was also released on Wednesday.

Terms of Janis’ deal were not disclosed.

Abbrederis caught 78 passes for 1,081 yards and seven touchdowns last season for the Badgers while also returning 11 punts for 94 yards. He carried the ball six times for 119 yards and two scores, as well.

Janis, a Division II All-American, had 83 receptions for 1,572 yards and 14 touchdowns last season and finished second on the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s all-time list with 4,305 career receiving yards.

Nixon, an undrafted free agent out of California (Pa.), played in three games for the Packers last season after spending 2012 on Green Bay’s practice squad.

Tags: Green Bay Packers James Nixon Jared Abbrederis Jeff Janis

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