Thursday, May 15, 2014

Packers sign WR draftee Jeff Janis; cut CB James Nixon

The Green Bay Packers have signed WR draftee Jeff Janis and cut CB James Nixon, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tyler Dunne reports. 

Janis, a seventh-round pick out of Division II's Saginaw Valley State, was dominant last season, catching 83 passes for an impressive 1,572 yards.

As of now, the details of his first pro contract have not been released, although, in my opinion, just hearing that a solid prospect like him is signed is good enough. 

As for the announcement on James Nixon, it's nothing too surprising, as Nixon has never been much of a well-known name. He signed onto the Pack's practice squad back in September 2012, not appearing in a regular season game until last year, when he appeared in three contests (Weeks 6, 7, and 8; all Packers wins) before going down in November with meniscus cartilage damage.

In those three weeks, Nixon surprisingly didn't record a single tackle, likely making the decision to cut him pretty easy. As you all probably already know, Green Bay just drafted another young CB in Baylor's Demetri Goodson, so keeping a banged up guy like Nixon around in 2014 wouldn't make much sense, even if he does have some potential.

1 comment:

Brandon said...

Gotta make room for the new draft picks. Nixon might not have been available for the upcoming OTAs if he's still rehabbing, which was another problem.