Packers Sign Ex-Badgers WR Abbrederis

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Packers Sign Ex-Badgers WR Abbrederis

May 15, 2014 Updated May 15, 2014 at 8:40 PM CDT

Green Bay, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- The Green Bay Packers have signed former University of WIsconsin (UW) wide receiver and 2014 fifth-round draft choice Jared Abbrederis, the team officially announced on Thursday afternoon.

Abbrederis was the 176th overall selection in the past weekend's NFL Draft, becoming the first former Badger to be drafted by the Packers since 2001.

A walk-on as a freshman at UW, Abbrederis developed into one of the team's best wideouts and finished his senior season with 78 catches for 1,081 yards and seven touchdowns.

Green Bay also signed on Thursday former Ohio State center Corey Linsley, who was also taken in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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