Abbrederis will compete for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart this preseason, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
After being released by the Packers due to his injury history, Abbrederis signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions in January. Having played slot in Green Bay, the third-year wideout seems like a natural fit for the No. 3 spot behind Marvin Jones and Golden Tate in Detroit. However, he'll have to fend off competition from TJ Jones, Jace Billingsley and rookie Kenny Golladay.
Abbrederis signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions on Monday, The Detroit News reports.
The Packers plucked Abbrederis out of the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, but the Wisconsin product only tallied 10 receptions across three seasons before parting ways with the team last October by means of an injury settlement. However, with both Anquan Boldin and Andre Roberts set to hit free agency in the offseason, Detroit could represent a viable landing spot for Abbrederis to make greater on-field contributions, should he ultimately crack the final roster in advance of the 2017 campaign.
Abbrederis (quadriceps) will be waived by the Packers after reaching an injury settlement with the team on Thursday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
The second-year wideout was placed on injured reserve last week after suffering a thigh contusion earlier in the year. In two seasons with the Packers, Abbrederis recorded 10 receptions for 119 yards in 15 games. The 25-year-old has dealt with injuries throughout his career but will now look to return to full health in the hopes of finding his way onto another team's roster or practice squad in the future.
Despite a spate of injuries within the Packers' receiving corps that past two seasons, Abbrederis has been unable to make inroads, totaling 10 catches (on 18 targets) for 119 yards across 15 games during that span. With his placement on IR, he could be activated for the final two games of the season, but running back Eddie Lacy (ankle) and Sam Shields (concussion) are better candidates to get the call.
Abbrederis did not participate in practice Wednesday after being limited Tuesday, ultimately leading to his inability to play Thursday. Ty Montgomery figures to serve as the
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