It didn’t take long for the Green Bay Packers and former Wisconsin Badgers wide out Jared Abbrederis to come to terms on a deal.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that the Packers signed Abbrederis to a 4-year, $2.3 million deal. Abbrederis’ bonus of $144,560 is the same as what a fifth-round compensatory pick received in 2013.
Abbrederis getting this deal done quickly is not shocking one bit. He’s a no-nonsense guy that just wants to work hard and improve his craft as best as possible. With the distraction (or possibly lack thereof) of the contract situation out of the way, Abbrederis can now focus on his play on the football field.
The standout from Wisconsin was the first of nine draft picks to ink a deal with the Packers. Not long after Abbrederis signed with Green Bay, seventh-round WR Jeff Janis of Saginaw Valley State signed with the Packers as well. With two draft picks already signed, the Packers are hopeful to sign the remaining seven picks before the start of the weekend.
Abbrederis racked up over 3,000 yards receiving and scored 25 total touchdowns from scrimmage during his time with the Badgers. The Wautoma, WI native scored two rushing touchdowns this past season and also has a punt return for a touchdown under his belt as well. His senior season was by far his best statistically donning the cardinal and white.
The Packers selected Abbrederis as the 36th pick in the fifth round, 176th overall. It was the first time that Green Bay Packers GM Ted Thompson drafted a player from the University of Wisconsin.