The Green Bay Packers on Monday placed wide receiver Jared Abbrederis on injured reserve with a thigh contusion. The move will likely end his season.
Abbrederis had a good training camp, one that drew strong reviews from quarterback Aaron Rodgers and coach Mike McCarthy. But once the regular season arrived, Abbrederis saw his chances diminish.
The former Badger got 14 snaps and caught one pass in the opener against Jacksonville but nothing since. He didn’t play against the Bears on Thursday.
Abbrederis was the last of seven receivers on the team and so far, regular playing time has only gone to four of them.
The Packers can bring one player back from injured reserve after eight weeks, but it’s likely that both Sam Shields and Eddie Lacy would get the call before Abbrederis would.
The Packers also placed safety and special teams player Chris Banjo on injured reserve, ending his season. They also promoted wide receiver Geronimo Allison to the 53-man roster from their practice squad.