At last week's Combine, head coach Mike McCarthy pondered whether
Janis was a persona non grata for much of his second campaign, primarily because he was raw as a receiver. First, though, he had to gain the trust of McCarthy on special teams, which turned into a season-long affair and resulted in exactly two regular season catches for the second year in a row. Pressed into duty in the divisional round at Arizona due to Randall Cobb's lung injury, Janis kickstarted the offense, corralling seven of 11 targets for 145 yards and two touchdowns. The performance endured Janis further to the coaching staff, but his development in the offseason will ultimately determine his next step as a professional.
The second-year pro took full advantage of the extra opportunity afforded him after Randall Cobb's exit with a chest injury, setting career-high totals in catches, receiving yards and touchdowns. The 6'3 receiver's leaping grab of an Aaron Rodgers desperation heave as time expired in regulation helped send the game into overtime, heroics that were quickly overshadowed by Larry Fitzgerald's outstanding performance in the extra period. Janis nevertheless provided a glimpse of his physical tools, and will enter 2016 offseason workouts fighting to move up the wide receiver depth chart.
While Janis was held without a reception Sunday for the ninth time in 10 games this season, he did make an impact on the game, returning a kickoff 70 yards and drawing a 50-yard pass interference penalty, which occurred on drives that saw the
Jeff Janis did not catch a pass in Sunday's loss to the Broncos.
Janis was the Green Bay Packers ' fourth receiver Sunday with Ty Montgomery (ankle) inactive, but he did not even see a snap on offense, let alone make a catch, as the Packers stuck with three-receiver sets for the majority of Sunday's game.
Jeff Janis caught two passes for 79 yards in Sunday's victory over the Chargers.
Janis saw an increased workload Sunday after Ty Montgomery left the game with an ankle injury, and he responded by making a couple big plays in the passing game. Both his catches came on broken plays, but they both also displayed Janis' superior athleticism. Janis' showing could help him earn more snaps moving forward, but the Green Bay Packers are on bye in Week 7, and fellow receiver Davante Adams (ankle) is likely to return to action the following week, so Janis figures to be no higher than fourth on the depth chart in Week 8 even if Montgomery is unable to play.
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