According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun:
Packers agree to four-year, $2.364 million deal with fifth-round WR Jared Abbrederis, including $144,560 signing bonus
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) May 14, 2014
If accurate, Abbrederis would be the first of the Packers' nine draft choices to agree to a contract.
Abbrederis was a fifth round draft choice of the Packers, selected 176th overall. He became the first Wisconsin Badgers players selected in the Ted Thompson era in Green Bay.
Due to the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement and draft slotting system, there is very little negotiating room for Abbrederis and all NFL Draft picks, their salary and signing bonus essentially set in place the moment they come off the board.
In Green Bay, Abbrederis joins a crowded wide receiver position that includes veterans Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Jarrett Boykin as well as two other draft choices in Davante Adams and Jeff Janis.
There are concerns about multiple concussions Abbrederis suffered in college, but if healthy, his experience as a return specialst provides him with extra value.
In four years at Wisconsin, Abbrederis caught 202 passes for 3,140 yards and 22 touchdowns.
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