Abbrederis posted Friday on his personal Twitter account that he has retired from professional football.
A fifth-round pick of the Packers in 2014, Abbrederis suited up for 22 regular-season contests with Green Bay and Detroit across his four years in the NFL, finishing his career with 13 receptions for 163 yards and no touchdowns. Abbrederis' most significant action came during the Packers' 2015 postseason run, when a slew of injuries to other wideouts vaulted him up the depth chart and allowed him to pick up 16 targets over two playoff outings.
Abbrederis was waived by the Lions on Tuesday.
Abbrederis beat out Jace Billingsley at the end of the preseason for the fifth and final spot on the Lions depth chart, but it's Billingsley who the team decided to bring back this week. The third-year pro Abbrederis played a reserve role on the Lions' offense for the majority of the season, recording three receptions for 44 yards in seven contests. He'll now look to catch on with another roster or practice squad in need of some wideout depth.
Abbrederis (coach's decision) is inactive for Monday night's game against the Giants.
Abbrederis is the No. 5 receiver on the depth chart and is unlikely to be active on game days unless he's needed as a return man on special teams.
Abbrederis is inactive due to coach's decision for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Abbrederis is a healthy scratch for Week 1, likely a result of his status at the bottom of the team's depth chart at wide receiver and returner.
Abbrederis made the roster as the No. 5 receiver, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Abbrederis officially beat out fan favorite Jace Billingsley for the final spot at receiver. However, his biggest contributions will likely come on special teams since Abbrederis will likely need injuries to both Golden Tate and TJ Jones in order to see consistent snaps at slot receiver.
Abbrederis caught his only target and gained 16 yards, but lost a fumble on the reception in Thursday's preseason finale against the Bills.
With Golden Tate, Marvin Jones, Kenny Golladay and TJ Jones all seemingly locks for the final roster, Abbrederis entered Thursday's game in a competition with Jace Billingsley for a potential No. 5 gig. Abbrederis certainly didn't impress, but Billingsley clearly didn't either, as the latter caught only two passes for two yards while muffing both a kickoff and punt. The future of both players with the Lions should be determined over the weekend.
Abbrederis caught all three targets for 26 yards and a touchdown during Friday's preseason game against the Patriots.
Abbrederis did well to find the end zone Friday, as the battle for the No. 4 and potential No. 5 receiver jobs is coming down to the wire. However, Jace Billingsley seemed slightly more impressive and also flashed on special teams -- an area Abbrederis didn't. The Wisconsin product will have one last opportunity to impress when Detroit heads to Buffalo for the preseason finale Thursday.
Abbrederis caught two of three targets for 24 yards during Saturday's preseason game against the Jets.
Abbrederis played in 41 of 66 offensive snaps Saturday -- which is 20 percent more than the next closest receiver -- so it appears Lions management is taking a long look at the Wisconsin product as they look to solidify the bottom of the depth chart. With Golden Tate, Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay all looking like locks to make the final roster, Abbrederis is essentially competing with T.J. Jones, Jace Billingsley and Keshawn Martin for the No. 4 and a potential No. 5 receiver job.
Abbrederis, along with TJ Jones, appears to be well ahead of his competition from a route-running standpoint, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.
Behind starters Golden Tate and Marvin Jones, just Kenny Golladay -- a 2017 third-round pick -- is a lock to make the Lions' final roster come September. Only one or two more receivers are expected to join them and the pair of fourth-year receivers in Abbrederis and Jones appear to be the frontrunners for those jobs. Jace Billingsley is in the mix as well, as are Keshawn Martin and Ryan Spadola, but the latter pair would likely only make the roster for what they could provide on special teams. Things may change when the pads come on in training camp, but Abbrederis (6-foot-1, 195 pounds) is just as tall and nearly as heavy as anyone he's competing with, so his slender size shouldn't be too much of an issue.
Abbrederis will compete for the No. 3 receiver job 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 the 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.
The Packers placed Abbrederis on injured reserve Monday due to a thigh contusion, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
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 (thigh) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Bears, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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 Packers' primary kick returner, while Abbrederis' next opportunity to return will come Week 8 against the Falcons.
Abbrederis (thigh) was limited in practice on Tuesday.
Abbrederis continues to be hampered by a thigh injury, which has caused him to miss significant time all season. The wideout took the field for one play in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys but aggravated the injury on that very play, ending his day. His limited participation in Tuesday's practice makes him questionable for Thursday's tilt with the Bears, although if he does play, expect his reps to be strictly monitored.
Abbrederis is dealing with a thigh injury, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Abbrederis was only on the field for one snap Sunday against the Cowboys, and went down on that very play. The specifics surrounding his injury are unclear, but the Wisconsin product is questionable to play against the Bears on Thursday night.
Abbrederis did not play a snap on offense in Sunday's victory over the Lions, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com.
Abbrederis looked poised to have a role in the Packers' offense following a strong training camp, but he has made just one catch through three weeks and has barely seen the field, tallying just 20 snaps in all. His role could conceivably change later this season, but he will have to be on the field far more often to even have a shot at making a fantasy impact.
Abbrederis was not targeted in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.
Abbrederis' opportunities to contribute Sunday were almost nil, as he was on the field for just six of the Packers' 71 offensive plays. That placed him fourth among Packers receivers, but a distant fourth, as No. 3 receiver Davante Adams saw more targets -- seven -- than Abbrederis did snaps.
Abbrederis caught one pass for eight yards in Sunday's victory over the Jaguars.
Abbrederis had an outside shot to open the season as the Packers' No. 3 receiver given his placement on the depth chart, but any uncertainty regarding the situation was erased Sunday when fellow reserve wideout Davante Adams totaled 59 snaps to Abbrederis' 14. The 14 plays were fourth among Packers wide receivers, but fifth-string receiver Ty Montgomery saw 11 snaps of his own, so it would appear Abbrederis is far closer to being surpassed on the receiver hierarchy than he is to climbing up it.
Abbrederis is listed as a second-string wide receiver on the Packers' depth chart in advance of Week 1.
Abbrederis has climbed up the receiver ladder for the Packers over the last 12 months, going from the practice squad heading into Week 1 of 2015 to second string on the depth chart going into Week 1 this year. Fellow wideout Davante Adams is also listed as a second-string receiver, and it's not yet clear who will open as the third receiver behind starters Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. Adams seems to be the favorite having started 12 games last year while Nelson was out, but Abbrederis has risen through the ranks thanks to his dependability, and could have one more ascent left in him.
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