Packers WR Jared Abbrederis records first NFL catch

Packers WR Jared Abbrederis is a fan favorite due to his local roots.
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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jared Abbrederis recorded the first reception of his NFL career on Sunday versus the Detroit Lions. It resulted in a 15-yard gain that converted a third-and-one to keep one of Green Bay’s first-half drives alive.

Abbrederis hasn’t contributed until now, but the former Wisconsin Badger is a fan favorite due to his local roots. He was a fifth-round pick in last year’s draft, but a torn ACL forced him to injured reserve for his entire rookie season.

After missing most of this summer’s training camp with a concussion, Abbrederis has worked his way back into the Packers’ receiving mix. All of Green Bay is rooting for him to become a key contributor in Aaron Rodgers’ offense, and this catch against the Lions was his first step toward becoming that player.

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