Former Wisconsin wide receiver Jared Abbrederis is back on an NFL roster, joining the Detroit Lions. Abbrederis announced the news Monday afternoon.
I am also very thankful and excited to be joining the @Lions! Can't wait to start the new journey with my new team! Time to get to work!
— Jared Abbrederis (@abbrecadabra) January 9, 2017
The former Badger was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL draft. He was placed on injured reserve with the Packers last fall and was later released after an injury settlement.
Abbrederis played at Wisconsin for four seasons, compiling 202 receptions, 3,140 receiving yards and 26 total touchdowns.
The Detroit Lions’ season ended Saturday in the wild card round of the NFL playoffs with a 26-6 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.