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Packers release 53-man roster without Abbrederis

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The Green Bay Packers are going with second-year players Myles White and Jeff Janis to fill out a receiving corps that will be without injured top wideout Jordy Nelson all season.
   White led Green Bay in the preseason with 157 yards receiving, along with two touchdowns on 16 catches. Janis had 149 yards and a team-high three receiving scores on 10 receptions.
   Janis was a seventh-round draft pick in 2014, one of six players left from that class after the team announced moves Saturday to get down to the 53-man roster limit.
   General manager Ted Thompson released defensive end Khryi Thornton (third round); linebacker Carl Bradford (fourth round) and receiver Jared Abbrederis (fifth round).
   A Wisconsin native, Abbrederis was a sentimental favorite among Packers fans after playing in college in-state with the Badgers.
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